Work­shop for Aug. 12-13

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - LIFESTYLES -

A writ­ing work­shop fea­tur­ing meth­ods of jux­ta­po­si­tion will be held in Char­lot­te­town in midAu­gust.

Is­abel Hug­gan, who has given writ­ing work­shops around the world, will con­duct the work­shop Aug. 12 and 13.

This is Hug­gan’s sec­ond work­shop in Char­lot­te­town spon­sored by the P.E.I. Writ­ers’ Guild.

Her up­com­ing work­shop is suit­able for writ­ers of fic­tion, mem­oir and po­etry.

Hug­gan has ar­ranged her ex­er­cises to al­low par­tic­i­pants to end on Satur­day with a first draft. For those wish­ing to go fur­ther, the half-day on Sun­day will al­low time for shar­ing and be­gin­ning the process of re­vi­sion.

The writ­ing ex­er­cises – putting things to­gether in un­ex­pected ways - stim­u­late cre­ativ­ity by jux­ta­pos­ing seem­ingly un­re­lated im­ages, events, mem­o­ries and ideas.

“The el­e­ment of sur­prise is one of our most ef­fec­tive writ­ing tools,” says Hug­gan.

This work­shop of­fers meth­ods for gain­ing ac­cess to good ma­te­rial and us­ing it in a new and cre­ative man­ner. Par­tic­i­pants will be­gin with word-col­lage, idea-lay­er­ing, im­age-fil­ter­ing and ran­dom con­nec­tions.

“They will end up with pages of won­der­ful new writ­ing which will as­ton­ish them,” says Hug­gan.

To reg­is­ter for the work­shop go to https://www.pei­writ­ers­guild.com/jux­ta­pose/

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