3 week course: Experimental Writing – Inside Your Mouth Are Mountains
Saturdays, 29 January – 12 February 2022
11.00 – 2.00pm
During this three-week creative course, participants will experiment with a more physical type of writing, making texts in response to objects, artworks and bodily experiences. In three-hour sessions, writer Fiona Glen will guide participants to explore voicing the material, and translating the sensory into text. Through discussions and exercises, the group will explore techniques from embodied, associative, experimental, and ekphrastic writing.
Each session will give participants a chance to share their work and support one another to explore new avenues in writing. This course is open to all, but will be especially generative for early-career writers or artists looking to bring text and voice into their practice, and anyone looking to try experimental art writing.
Title taken from To speak of flying by Maia Elsner.
Fiona Glen is a writer and artist from Edinburgh and currently based in London, where she graduated in 2020 from the MA Writing at the Royal College of Art. Bridging essay, poetry, script, and experimental prose, her writing explores messy embodiment, unruly ecologies, and how human beings understand themselves through other beings and things. In 2019, the BBC and ICA co-commissioned her first audio piece, which gave voice to five objects scattered in the wake of environmental protests. Glen’s texts have been published in various periodicals, as well as anthologies including DreamsTimeFree, Dark Mountain, and NOIT Journal. She works part-time for an experiential agency, and has programmed arts events and workshops in London, Montreal, and East Jerusalem.
This course is made possible by the generous support of Cass Art.
- This course is suitable for those with little to no experience of experimental writing but will be especially generative for early-career writers or artists looking to bring text and voice into their practice.
- All materials and firing costs are included. Size restrictions apply.
- Booking on a course at Camden Art Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.
- Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre. See Learning Agreement for details.
- Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.
- Please note we require course attendees to have undertaken a lateral flow test (that produced a negative test result) within the preceding 48 hours before a session.
- Course attendees must adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures as stated in our Learning Agreement.
- Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
- The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.