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Rewriting Herstory: Feminist Creative Writing Workshop

8th December 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dreadnought SW and the Feminist Archive South
Saturday 8th December 1-3pm, Devonport Guildhall

A free feminist creative writing workshop with acclaimed playwright Natalie McGrath and the Feminist Archive South. Drawing on feminist writers, archive materials from Suffrage to the Women’s Liberation Movement and oral herstory, this workshop will ask what it means to rework the words of a century of feminist activists.

Taking inspiration from writers such as Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde and Hélène Cixous, we will experiment with DIY counter-cultural methods such as cut-up poetry, adaptation and collage to explore contemporary feminist issues and imagine feminist futures.

‘Women must write herself: must write about women and bring women to writing,
from which they have been driven away as violently as from their own bodies…
Woman must put herself into the text- as into the world and into history- by her own
― Hélène Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa,” (1976)

‘The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a
― Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me, (2014)

If you would like to join the workshop please register for your free ticket on Eventbrite
as places are limited.


Devonport Guildhall
Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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