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March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm $15 – $20
Open to practitioners across disciplines.
This workshop is designed to share an emotionally positive approach to writing, emphasizing openness to the mind’s natural creativity, and awareness of the body. The title drives from Annie Dillard’s reference to ways in which a simple line of words can serve as a practical means—‘a miner’s pick, a woodcarver’s gouge’—for generating the next line, and the next. This is the practice of writing. On a given day, to ‘lay out’ may mean to explain, arrange, or cast forth. To freely follow ‘a line’ into discovery is to feel enlivened … .
Cynthia Troup’s creative work often emphasizes the inherent musicality of language, and the allusive richness of fragments. Her texts have been performed in concert and theatre settings; her publications range from scripts and podcasts to interviews in the fields of contemporary art and music. Cynthia has taught emerging artists at the VCA Centre for Ideas, and students of creative writing at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. www.cynthiatroup.com