Thrive Evening Club – Animals Who Write: A Creative Writing Workshop on Ordinary Strangeness

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Wednesday 22nd may 2024

6.30pm to 9.30PM

Inspired by ecocritical theory, this evening of creative writing will duck into the strange and improbable parts of real life as a powerful, genre-bending arena with particular applications for poetry, personal narrative and magical realism.

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Join us for another fantastic Thrive evening session!

This evening workshop will play with writing about humans and/as nature. Our approach will propose the ordinary as magical and the personal as significant. As the sun goes down, our writing will mess around on the edge between fiction and non-fiction, where the real meets the speculative, and explore topics in this borderland such as dreams, deep time, and the nonhuman. This workshop is open to everyone. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pen, and appropriate shoes and attire for sitting and/or walking in the Shambellie grounds.

We’re so pleased to run these sessions, thanks to funding from the Holywood Trust, aimed at young creative people in Dumfries and Galloway (ages 18+). Come along for some chat, a cuppa and some creative company. In this session, we’re keeping things fairly simple (but very fun) with a return to our Bob Ross painting session. We’ll have Bob up on the big screen so we can all follow along and have a fun evening of painting, chatting

While these sessions are primarily targeted at young people (roughly 18 – 30) because of our funding, we welcome anyone who is keen to come along!



About the Day

The workshop will run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm with refreshments throughout the session.

Bring along your favourite notebook, pen and your ideas.

The workshop will take place indoors and outdoors. The indoor space is accessible via a chair lift, however if you have any accessibility requirements and would like to attend, please let us know and we will accommodate you.

If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.