This summer the Tristan Bates Theatre hosted The Museum of Broken Relationships – an award-winning exhibition of seemingly ordinary yet incredibly poignant objects. Donated by individuals from all over the world, each object tells the story of a past relationship.
I ran a series of writing workshops in collaboration with the Museum –
Taking inspiration from the exhibits, you’ll discover how to use these as a springboard for your own, on-the-spot writing:
How do we substitute objects for emotion, both in life and in writing?
How do we harness and break open the wealth of stories in the collection?
Following an initial session at the Actors Centre, where you’ll be provided with prompts and maps, you’ll be exploring the exhibition, hunting down word treasure in the local area, and writing something brand new. Back at the Centre, you will be invited to share your writing for friendly and constructive feedback. By the end of the day, you’ll leave with full notebooks, a renewed passion for writing and boosted confidence in your own ability to tell a tale.
Whether poet, blogger or fiction writer – from first timers to the experienced – all with a love of words are welcome.
Bring a notebook and pens for your own writing. We’ll be out and about in the Seven Dials local area, so do come prepared for some walking.
Click on the writing the broken relationship page to see what we wrote…