6 – 8 September 2019
TUTOR Joanna Peace and Neil McGuire
DAY Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
DATES 6 – 8 September
LOCATION Art Studios
Over the course of three days we will explore the practices of creative writing and publishing. Through discussion, reading, writing and hands-on publication-making, participants will have the opportunity to generate new writing, learn practical tools and tactics for publishing, and think about how these two practices can and might creatively intertwine.
Participants will come away from this workshop with:
• Practical techniques and creative approaches for writing and publishing
• Knowledge of writers from across genres
• Knowledge of independent and self-publishing networks and practices
• An understanding of how writing and publishing can meet, influence and generate the other
• Confidence in sharing work-in-progress with peers, with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback
• Appreciation of their own existing knowledge, experience and capabilities
• Original work to develop independently
Included in the price of the workshop is a free induction to Publication Studio, a self-publishing resource housed within the CCA, Glasgow.
Tutors Neil McGuire and Joanna Peace have known and worked together over a number of years, and bring their creative and professional experiences to this course.
Neil McGuire is a designer and design tutor who works on a range of projects and activities including; graphic design commissions, artworks, event production, curation, learning and teaching, talks, and self-initiated projects. He graduated from Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art in 2003, and has since worked in a freelance capacity under the name After the News for a large range of clients including Tramway, Dundee Contemporary Arts, National Theatre of Scotland and many more, while also undertaking part-time teaching at GSA. Recent projects have included Test Unit (an architecture, art and design summer school, co-programmed and run with Taktal and Baxendale), Livescore (a digital project bringing together young-people from three diverse locations to digitally collaborate on and perform a new devised production, with Imaginate) and Then/Now (a public art commission for Scottish Canals, funded by Creative Scotland, undertaken with Minty Donald and Nick Millar).
Joanna Peace is an artist, writer and educator based in Glasgow. Committed to supporting interdisciplinary writing practice, Joanna has worked with a number of groups, organisations and publishers across Scotland and internationally on writing and publishing projects. Her own works in fiction, poetry and criticism have been widely published, performed and exhibited. Joanna has held Lecturer positions at the Glasgow School of Art and Plymouth College of Art, and is a founding member of Publication Studio Glasgow. She holds a Masters from the Glasgow School of Art and in 2017 completed a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching.