Entropy is the inclination of all matter to tend towards disorder. The fact that we are able to lead lives with any semblance of structure or routine is a miracle. Yet even within the most controlled and well-practiced everyday acts, there is a propensity towards chaos, a possibility of total loss of control.
In this Open Workshop with Shey Hargreaves – our current Digital Poet in Residence with 1215today – we will take a moment, real or imagined, where the usual, ordered state of affairs was disrupted, and use it as a jumping-off point for new writing. It could be a relationship we lost control of; some baking we did that went horribly wrong; an accident or misadventure; an egg rolling off a kitchen counter and smashing all over the freshly-mopped floor. We’ll take these ordinary, mundane moments, and tune in to the turmoil bubbling beneath the surface.
Title: ‘Storms in Teacups’
START DATE: Monday 16 May 2016
DEADLINE: Monday 23 May 2016, 12noon
LIVE CHAT: Thursday 26 May 2016, 7:30-9:30pm GMT
To book your place, please email [email protected]
Note: places are given on a first-come first-served basis, but priority may be given to first-time students.
Open Workshops runs a free writing workshop every month, open to all CAMPUS members, ranging from practical exercises, technical masterclasses, to new and experimental approaches to making poetry. Email [email protected] for more information.
Shey Hargreaves is a poet, storyteller and scriptwriter for stage, screen and radio. She also delivers creative writing workshops in schools, and frequently works with healthcare professionals on training and research projects. Shey is co-creator of the storytelling podcast Tales from the Pigshed with fellow writer Timothy Lawrence. Her current projects include a performance poetry show about working in frontline services in the NHS, and a graphic novel about nanoparticles.