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This workshop, led by international theatre creator and writer Coleen MacPherson, aims to provoke the imagination and begin to crack open a participant's unique expression and vision of the world.

Over two days we will be asking ourselves: What is unique to our own style of writing?

Creative Writing: How Do You See? focuses on how to connect to our own unique self-expression through observation and gives you the tools to look at writing from a movement based perspective. It looks at the writing process as a visceral exercise and through the use of a variety of source material we begin to develop dialogue, character, plot and form. The goal is to inspire writers (of all genres) and creative types to capture the world in writing and trust your own unique voice. We pay special attention to the rhythm of words, form, image and how to transpose a world into words. We will look at examples of writing and analyze it, while also sharing our writing in class within a framework of constructive dialogue. The idea is to bring a group of writers in a room together to share work and provide a space to experiment.
MacPherson's joy in teaching is also a joy gained from a desire to collaborate and develop relationships with working artists in Toronto and to stimulate new methodologies of creation with her company Open Heart Surgery Theatre.

“It allowed me to see what I do in my writing and to kickstart what I couldn’t do on my own.” (Student Testimonial from "Writing in Movement" workshop at The Theatre Centre, Toronto)

Limited space available as this workshop so please sign up as soon as possible

This workshop is aimed at theatre creators, industry professionals, writers and anyone eager to learn about the craft of writing (scripts, short stories, novels and poetry).

Cost: $95 (taxes included)

Saturday August 26th 10:00-2:00 pm
Sunday August 27th 10:00-2:00pm

University of Toronto, Helen Gardiner Playhouse
79 St George Street

Please email if you have any questions or have a concern

COLEEN SHIRIN MACPHERSON is the Artistic Director of physical theatre company, Open Heart Surgery Theatre, writer, actor and director she recently held a reading of her play Meat at The Arcola Theatre (UK) and is touring This Is Why We Live to Poland in December 2017.

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