Race Today Writer short Course APPLication
For emerging PoC/BAME writers that are looking to take their current writing in new directions and would like to utilise the opportunity to discuss or collaborate with other writer’s of colour, investigate into PoC archive and consider the paths to talk about race in their work. Join writer, director and facilitator Tian Glasgow to explore these thorny areas and create new work:
Across 5 sessions the writers will explore the uses and pitfalls of using archive, the responsibility of telling other people’s stories, investigate into the necessity for factual rigour versus dramaturgy.
Regular writing exercises, discussion and shadowing of the main Race Today process will culminate in a short piece created by each writer.
This will be shared in a reading by professional actors to an invited audience.
Writers must be able to commit to the following dates and times:
23rd February – 12pm – 3pm
2nd March – 12pm – 3pm
23rd March – 12pm – 3pm
15th April – 7pm – 9pm
17th April – 7pm – 9pm
The deadline for applications is Monday 18th February at 6pm.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 20th February.
The course is FREE. Although successful writers must pay a single upfront fee of £20 on the first day of the course.
As a part of this main project we will be offering a series of free workshops at the Bernie Grant Centre in March.
Using Archive in Fiction Writing - 16th March
For all the budding PoC/BAME writers out there join writer, director and facilitator Tian Glasgow in a free workshop to explore the inspiration and pitfalls of utilising archive for fiction writing. Over the 3 hour workshop, you'll be introduced to:
The wider Race Today Project that New Slang Productions is creating.
How engaging with various forms of archive including the Race Today magazine spurred Tian to begin this journey into the history of activist writing.
Participants will be given short exercises to spark discussion around accuracy, representation but also the empowerment in using activist archive in fiction writing.