Nocturnes: a nature writing workshop with Natalie Marr
Join us on Sunday, 11th September from 7-9pm for Nocturnes: writing with different shades of night, a two hour creative writing workshop with artist and writer Natalie Marr.
During the workshop we will:
- Connect with a sense of place during twilight and explore the creative potential of restful states of being.
- Share reflections on short readings and visual materials, which will weave together the themes of twilight, rest and receptivity (from popular literature, poetry and the arts).
- Try out exercises that focus on slower forms of tuning in, witnessing and responding to the world around us.
- Write a short 'nocturne' in response to the workshop themes and exercises.
Tickets for the workshop include a hot drink on the night. Please note that (weather permitting) this workshop will include a short walk on uneven ground, and we would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and trousers.
Where will the workshop take place?
We'll be meeting at Night Owl Books, 1 Bridge Street, East Linton, EH40 3AG, at 7pm.
About Natalie Marr
Based in Glasgow, Natalie is a creative practitioner and researcher who works with photography, video, sound and writing. Her research explores people’s relationships with the night sky and the creative qualities of twilight and natural darkness. Recently her work has been published in Rethinking Darkness: Histories, Cultures, Practices, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
She has previously led workshops at the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival and Mayo Dark Sky Festival, and presented artwork at Sanctuary Lab 2017. Most recently, she participated in the Visual Research Network's 2022 Residency in Tartu, Estonia, where she produced a collaborative film on the Tartu's urban night.
A note on Covid precautions: as a courtesy to other attendees, please take a lateral before attending the workshop, if you can, and if you feel unwell on the day, please err on the side of caution.