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Writing Statues: Creative Writing Workshop with Eve Makis

Bonington Gallery

Writing statues workshop
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This creative writing workshop is inspired by controversial statues. What would a statue say if it could talk? Would it be indignant about its removal? Curse its creator? What stories could it tell you? What late night assignations has it witnessed? Come along and make things up. Express yourself about public art in a creative way.

All participants will get the chance of having their work edited and included on a spoken word album bringing their written work to life.

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Event details

** This event is currently fully booked. Please email boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk if you’d like to be added to the waiting list.**

The third segment of Formations, our year-long programme delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University's Postcolonial Studies Centre, includes events in January and February under the thematic banner – Formation: Memorials, focusing on the memorialisation of people, places, and histories, through statues and monuments and through writing.

We will consider memorialisation in locations including the UK, US, and Pakistan, consider renowned figures and the politics of the statues and other public monuments commemorating them, and invite you to join us for conversations, poetry readings, and writing workshops.

Writing Statues: Creative Writing Workshop with Postcolonial Studies Centre writer-in-residence Eve Makis

This creative writing workshop is inspired by controversial statues. What would a statue say if it could talk? Would it be indignant about its removal? Curse its creator? What stories could it tell you? What late night assignations has it witnessed? Come along and make things up. Express yourself about public art in a creative way.

All participants will get the chance of having their work edited and included on a spoken word album bringing their written work to life.

This event will take place online. Reserve your place now. Attendees will be sent a link closer to the event date.

Biographical notes

Eve Makis is the author of four novels, a life-writing guide and an award-winning screenplay. She’s a recipient of the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year Award and the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal. Her works were also shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize. She teaches fiction on the MA Creative Writing course at Nottingham Trent University, where she is writer in residence for the Centre for Postcolonial Studies.

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