Writing the Wind: a workshop with J.R. Carpenter

Writing the Wind:
a workshop with J.R. Carpenter

Friday 20 November

In this process-oriented workshop, J. R. Carpenter will lead participants through a
series of questions and exercises based on her recent print and digital project This is a Picture of Wind. How can we express through the materiality of language invisible forces such as wind and rising temperatures which we can only perceive indirectly through their affect? How can we find ways to write about huge topics like climate change in human terms that we can act upon?

J.R. Carpenter is a Canadian-born, UK-based artist, writer, performer, researcher, and maker of maps, zines, books, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear, intertextual, hypermedia, and computer-generated narratives. Her pioneering works of digital literature have been exhibited, published, performed, and presented in journals, galleries, museums and festivals around the world. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition, the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award, the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book, the Dot Award for Digital Literature, and the New Media Writing Prize.