10:12 amWaikanae Baptist Church Hall
286 Te Moana Road
Pure Psychic Automatism – Writing from Surrealist and Magical Realist Influences with Ruby Solly The written word is powerful, but it is also a chance to play and create things which we cannot have in our real lives. Join writer, musician and taonga pūoro practitioner Ruby Solly in this two-day workshop to extend your writing, embrace the strange, and work on your potential to describe the indescribable. On 10.30am - 3.00pm, 10 April and 17 April 2021. Limited places available. Register now! https://writerspractice.nz/events/purepsychic/ Full details below The written word is powerful, but it is also a chance to play and create things which we cannot have in our real lives. More so, it is a place to create things that are impossible even to think about; overripe stones, long hair always full of nocturnal animals, and sugar set fragily ajar by the wind. Join us as we read authors such as André Breton, Leonora Carrington, Richard Brautigan and Samuel Beckett. This workshop will also feature collaborative work using surrealist games and techniques developed during the surrealist movement, as well as exercises inspired by the work of surrealist and related writers. A great workshop for all who wish to extend their writing, to embrace the strange, and work on their potential to describe the indescribable. Limit of 12 participants. Register now! https://writerspractice.nz/events/purepsychic/ Some feedback from participants in Ruby’s earlier workshop Walking Backwards into the Future: I loved Walking Backwards into the Future. We packed a lot into the two-day workshop and I really enjoyed the exploration of different frameworks when it comes to writing about time. Ruby was very approachable and knowledgable, and gained our trust right from the get go. The group I did the workshop with were open and involved, and I left feeling inspired and motivated. I think we all got something out of our two days with Ruby. A generous and provocative presenter. Created such a safe space for all of us to be ourselves, speak and write from the heart, and be encouraged to write more. The writer in me feels nourished and uplifted. Thank you.