We are delighted to announce the fourth in a series of creative writing workshops linked to the Africa Writes — Exeter Book Club and which explore language, history and craft.
Creative Non-Fiction Workshop: Writing Memory & Environment
Led by Rewrite’s Christina Fonthes
Date: Saturday 22 May
Time: 12pm — 2pm (Nairobi), 10am —12pm (Exeter)
Where: Please RSVP for Zoom Link
Based on an excerpt from Elizabeth-Jane Burnett’s The Grassling, REWRITE’s Christina Fonthes will lead this 2-hour creative-non fiction workshop exploring memory, language and environment. This inspiring workshop will support you in mining your personal histories and archives for story while helping you channel your inner creativity. Perfect for writers interested in experimenting with forms of memoir and life-writing, you’ll develop innovative approaches to structure, style and crafting untold stories.
Spurred on by her father’s declining health and inspired by the history he once wrote of his small Devon village, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett delves through layers of memory, language and natural history to tell a powerful story of how the land shapes us and speaks to us. The Grassling is a book about roots: what it means to belong when the soil beneath our feet is constantly shifting, when the people and places that nurtured us are slipping away.
About Christina Fonthes
Christina Fonthes is a Congolese-British writer. Her mantra ‘telling stories through any means possible’ allows her to bring untold stories to life through her poetry and performances. Her work, laden with themes of womanhood, religion, and sexuality has taken her all over the UK to perform. Her writing has been widely published in journals and anthologies worldwide. Passionate about the voices of Black Women and Women of colour, Christina is the founder of REWRITE a creative writing organization for Black Women and Women of Colour writers around the globe.
Buy: The Grassling HERE
Buy: Of Sea HERE
Buy: Swims HERE
This event is part of the African Literary Production: Networks & Exchanges series which is being launched through Exeter’s UNESCO City of Literature Programme.Presented in partnership with Saseni!, Authors.Cafe, Jalada Africa, Festival of Ideas, Libraries Unlimited and the University of Exeter.