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Monday, 12 March 2012

EVENT - Thinking Through Writing and Making

Staffordshire University
29 March 2012

This is the first workshop in the Writing in Creative Practice Series, which is run in conjunction with Writing PAD and funded by the Higher Education Academy.

This workshop will look at how academic practice that seems to be hidden to students’ understanding of the term ‘research’ can be highlighted through a variety of learning and teaching activities. The author of Inspiring Writing in Art and Design: Taking a Line for a Write, Pat Francis, will lead part of the day in which exploratory writing will be tried, as well as collage and other making activities in order to visualise research activities such as questioning the provenance of a text.

Conceived as a hands-on day with lots of activities and discussion, Sarah Williamson will introduce the participants to the making of individual artists’ books in order to capture the impressions of individual participants in a creative and visual way – and let them experience the suggested strategies rather than just hearing about them.

Pictures of works in progress and other participant reactions to the theme will be submitted as a photo essay to the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.

The attendance of this workshop is free of charge to all those interested in the workshop topic, with preference being given to staff working in HE institutions and HE in FE colleges from across the UK. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, but travel expenses will not be covered.

For more information or to book a place, please get in touch with Dr Alke Gröppel-Wegener a.c.groppel-wegener@staffs.ac.uk

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