Writing Landscape & Place Workshop with Ian Grosz
Thursday 22nd September 11 am - 12 noon BST
King's Pavilion, University of Aberdeen King's Campus
What role does place play in our lives and how can we approach the landscape to make it a focus for our writing? In this one-hour workshop led by Ian Grosz we will attempt the beginnings of an answer to this question, drawing from the landscapes of memory to write and share our places with one another. No prior experience is required other than an interest in creative writing, the landscape and the ways in which places help shape our lives.
Ian Grosz is a writer and research student at the University of Aberdeen. His work focuses on the intersection between landscape and memory, place and identity, and can be found in a range of publications both in print and online. Most recently, Ian's work will feature in the book Four Rivers; Deep Maps, due for publication by UWAP in September 2022 which explores the rivers Don and Dee (North-East Scotland) and the Derbarl Yerrigan and Dyarlgarro Beeliar (Swan and Canning Rivers, Western Australia), edited by Dr. Jo Jones of Curtin University, Perth; and in The Clearing: an online journal of nature, landscape and place published by Little Toller Books.
This welcoming workshop will end by us devising a quick reference checklist for our approach to writing about landscape and place to take away.