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Creating Your Family Story
15 November, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How do you create a story about your family? How do you write your past? This participatory and creative workshop will encourage you to think carefully about how you might try to ‘tell’ your family’s story through words, images and performance. Come along and unlock new ways of writing, investigating and retelling your family’s story.
The day will consist of two linked interactive workshops to encourage creative responses to the past. You are encouraged to bring writing, memories, images and materials relating to your family history. For the first 60 minutes a creative team will work on two types of responses to this material, encouraging you in ‘curating’ and ‘narrating’ life history. This will help you develop strategies for telling the personal past, including that mediated through genetic information. The second half of the workshop will involve two poets speaking about their experiences of using family history in their work. They will read from their work and demonstrate the ways in which their roots were integral to their creative practice.