Writing As Resistance

Writing As Resistance

 

 

 

Festival of the Mind

“In a time when events seem ever and ever out of our control, writing is resistance”.
–Désirée Reynolds
This summer, Our Mel’s founder, Annalisa Toccara has been collaborating with 500 Reformations’ director Iona Hine & novelist and creative writer Désirée Reynolds to do some collective thinking about the power of language. Linked also with the Linguistic DNA project (linguisticdna.org), this work is funded by the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind and will culminate in a spoken-word performance in the Festival’s Spiegeltent September 23rd.

 

The first 4 themed workshops cover Diversity, Feminisms, Immigrant and Race and then we’ll be looking at narrative craft, Performance, silencing the self critic and creating counter narratives.