May 16th: StickyStories
With Matt Blackwood
StickyStories is an inspirational and fun workshop that combines creative writing, analytical skills, the foundations for future writing groups and an alternative form of self-publishing.
StickyStories presents short stories in the places where these stories are set by using Post-it notes. Participants are first given an outline as to some of the alternative forms of ephemeral publishing that exist beyond the book or eBook, and then participants walk to a nearby story site they are going to write about. Participants then take notes about this place, looking for minutiae that they can directly reference in their stories. They then return to the workshop space, write down their notes on communal butcher’s paper and then read each other’s notes. This collaboration is done to illustrate how differently people can see the same space, and is a rare opportunity for a group of writers to share their research. Participants then draft their own stories and then write the final version onto their Post-it notes. They then return to the story site to stick their stories in place. Participants can then read each other’s work in situ and as well as use mobile phones to take images of their work and post their stories on different social media platforms.
Matt Blackwood has presented StickyStories workshops for Signal: the City of Melbourne’s creative arts studio, the Williamstown Writers’ Festival, across Central Queensland for the Queensland Writers’ Centre and for Access2Arts in Adelaide.
The age range of workshop participants can vary from 12 years of age to 80+ and the preferred maximum number of participants per workshop is 15. The story sites where the research takes place and stories are presented have ranged from laneways to historic buildings to library bookshelves.
The stuff you need to know...
When: Saturday May 16
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Where: Armidale Dumaresq library, upstairs
How much: $35 for NEWC members, $45 for non-members
How to pay:
Please pay by direct deposit or in person with cheque or cash (no eftpos available). Don't forget to fill in the booking form below!
Name of bank: Community Mutual
Account name: New England Writers Centre Inc
Account number: 618658
* Please note: if you use Community Mutual, please add “S9” to our account number: 618658S9
You can also book and pay in person at the office, or via phone.
129 Rusden St Armidale (in same building as RSL branch headquarters) Please note the office is staffed only Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15—3:15 both days.
Ph: 02 6772 7210