28. 06. 2019
Writing (of/in) Place
The collective marketing might of Carclew, Country Arts SA and ATYP have been working really hard to spread the word about applications to attend Writing Place. The Carclew team have popped up a couple of little videos of me talking about some behind the scenes of what it’s all about, which you can find it here. If you are a young regional writer or you know one, check out all the info about what to expect and how to apply here. DO IT.
In the meantime while we wait for applications to roll in I thought I’d talk a little about the name of the project and what it means to me. We started out referring to this project as the Regional National Studio – which is a functional enough description of what it is: a regional version of ATYP’s National Studio. But it’s not terribly exciting or evocative and I love a name that says something about the ‘why’ of a project. So Writing Place.
Writing Place is a place to write, nine days to learn, dream, think, connect and ultimately write.
Writing Place references the act of writing place, writing from and about an experience of place, in this case the experience of being regional.
I can’t wait to meet and join the writers and mentors at Point Lowly to begin Writing (in/of) Place this September.