Journey Of A Thousand Miles

Two weeks today until the opening night! Which means, two weeks today until the first of the creative writing workshops I’ll be delivering to go alongside the show. Keeping with the Buddh-ish flavour of ‘The Moon Cannot Be Stolen’ (it’s the title of a zen fable), I’ve called the workshops ‘Journey Of A Thousand Miles’. You know, the one that begins with a single step?

Writing inspired by travel is the general theme, but the travel could be the bus journey Imageyou take every day. It’s really about detail-oriented, mindful writing. I’ll be encouraging people to try small poem forms – couplets, lunes, small stones, haiku and erasures. This is because they’re forms I personally like and use; they’re immediately applicable to an everyday writing practise; they’re possible to achieve within a short hour-long workshop; and they’re good to blog and Tweet! Practical me. The texts I’m going to use for the erasures are all old travelogues, donated by my mum, who swears she has read them all. You can just see her elbowing in to this picture…

The first workshop is at 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Arts Centre Washington, with the show at 7.30pm. You can come to the workshop for free if you have a ticket to the show – click through the links for full information.




About Kirsten Luckins

Poet and performer. North East Programme Co-ordinator for Apples and Snakes. First collection, The Trouble With Compassion, launched March 2016 and available from Burning Eye Books. First solo show, The Moon Cannot Be Stolen, voted second in Saboteur Awards 2014. Second show currently under construction. Poet-in-Residence at the Heroism & Heartbreak project, Hartlepool Community Archive, looking at WW1 maritime stories.
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