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European Lunar Symposium-Space and Nature in poetry

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June 15 @ 1:00 pm

In celebration of the European Lunar Symposium’s arrival in Dumfries, join poet, writer, actor and academic Wanda O’Connor for a practical workshop on writing about the meeting point between nature and space exploration.

You’ll be given prompts and techniques and over the course of two hours you’ll build up your own original piece of written prose. This is a practical writing workshop, so please bring pens and paper.

In the evening at the Dalry Town Hall, we’ll be having a social open-mic night with the parallel prose class, where you’ll be invited to read or perform your piece for your co-participants and participants of the prose workshop. This is free for workshop participants, you don’t need to book a separate ticket.

About Wanda O’Connor – Dr Wanda O’Connor is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer who works with libretto, film and performance, and writes in the genres of poetry, screenwriting, and short fiction. She is also an academic at the Open University.
Her poetry is based in a contemporary projective (open form) practice and her critical writing explores language writing, projective writing, women’s poetry, poetry and feminism, spatiality, and Heideggerean thrownness (Geworfenheit). A former classicist, she is interested in the intersections between critical theory, translation, philosophy and poetics and explores these relationships both in her academic and creative work. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, and occasionally teaches for the Poetry School.

Selected writing is available from Marsh Hawk Review, Boiler House Press, Poetry Wales, Sidekick Books, Asymptote, Datableed, Magma, Molly Bloom, EPIZOOTICS!, Zarf, and The Best Canadian Poetry anthology. Her pamphlet damascene road passaggio is available to order through Above/Ground Press. Read more about Wanda at @misswandalynn on social media.

This event is being staged by the Open University in Scotland supported by Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas
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Catstrand, High Street
New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 3RN United Kingdom
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Date :
15 June 2024
Time :
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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