Autumn 2015 WTC #2 – Connectedness over Waterloo Bridge
We shall be looking at the exhibition Faraday’s Synaptic Gap in the Courtauld Library, and then crossing Waterloo Bridge to the Royal Festival Hall – do please take the glass lift up to floor 5, where you’ll find the Saison Poetry Library – and the second half of the Rick Myers exhibition (you can hand in the headphones here).
Abstracts – the enemy of creative writing!
Using the free write notes you made at Somerset House, and any observations you make whilst crossing the bridge, consider how to write about connectedness in a way that is meaningful to you – it may be in the geographical sense, or between people, or through time….
“there is nothing between us”
Look at how Sylvia Plath uses imagery in Medusa to write about a certain kind of dis/connect.
In the exhibition – make notes, look at the film and the exhibits in the vitrines, and the selection of books on the shelf.
Use the river and the exhibits as metaphors for connectedness, or you can write directly about these subjects: just think about avoiding abstracts, and using concrete images and actual ‘things’ to anchor foggy ideas.
To read writing from this prompt, visit the page ‘Faraday’s Synaptic Gap’