Past event

29 January to 01 February 2015

Reading Walking Writing Workshop

Cass field station

Cass field station

29 January to 01 February 2015. Free entry.

‘What if the most gratifying reading is the one that also entails the risks of producing a text of one’s own?’ Moyra Davey, The Problem of Reading

The Physics Room invites applicants for a Reading, Writing, Walking Workshop to be held at Cass, Canterbury in late-January 2015.

Co-convened by Writer-in-Residence Abby Cunnane, ST Paul St Gallery, The Physics Room Director Melanie Oliver, and supported by the University of Canterbury, the workshop will focus on reading as a way to consider the critique, labour, structure and mechanics of writing. Processes of writing will be explored through group reading, walking and talking over a long weekend in the mountains. Writing that is produced in response to the workshop discussions may be included in a subsequent publication.

To apply, please submit a short statement about why you would like to attend along with a brief biography and writing sample. You will also be required to make a reading suggestion (which will be distributed among all participants as a Summer Reader in advance of the workshop) and to participate by giving a short informal presentation on this. We will provide food, accommodation and transport from Christchurch to Cass, but you will need to find your own way to Christchurch.  

For further information please contact us.

Applications are due by 15 December, including your reading suggestion for the accompanying Summer Reader.