Pre-workshop: Each participant must submit a 100 word write-up on: WHY I WRITE
This submission can take any form – poetry, prose, hybrid – basically the workshop conductors want to get a sense of “who you are” and “what makes you tick” – apart, of course, from getting a sense of your writing skills, and your love for language (in this case English).
Participants can submit as individuals, or in pairs… If a pair, the writing submission on WHY WE WRITE must convey the dynamic between the duo – what makes you as a pair want to work i.e. write together…
The workshop itself called THE COLLABORATORY will explore what it is like to write as a pair. The workshop conductors Eurig Salisbury and Sampurna Chattarji have been collaborating over the years – devising projects that enable them to explore connections and differences through their poetry in Welsh and English.
At the workshop, the young writers will be introduced to the idea of collaboration through a set of exercises and experiments. They will be encouraged to devise mini-projects of their own within a given theme, which they will then work on over the next 2 months, with one submission a month, and the final presentation in January 2018. They will be encouraged not only to write poems but also record the process of collaboration.