How do others suffer from writers block? Charlotte Clutterbuck discusses her unusually interdisciplinary and fascinatingly successful approach to unjamming writers block, while discussing her life, her poetry and quarks.
Music by Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Interview by Rosanna Stevens
Charlotte Clutterbuck at the ACT Writers Centre
Unjammed: Overcoming Writer’s Block with Charlotte Clutterbuck
10am-4pm, Saturday 17 August 2013
Many writers, professional and amateur, suffer from Writers’ Block and fear of the blank page. This workshop uses touch, movement, surprise, risk and delay to generate a sense of fun with writing, to build confidence and a flow of ideas. Group and individual activities will select from exercises such as “Catastrophe Poker” “The Cage” and “Chasing the Dictionary”.
Charlotte Clutterbuck is a Canberra essayist and poet whose innovative exercises from the Wheelbarrow Project have intrigued writers and artists in Canberra, Sydney and Yass. She won the David Campbell Prize in 2009. Her collection, Soundings was published by Five Islands Press in 1997 and her second collection, Brink, will be published by Picaro Press in 2013. Her poems have appeared in Meanjin, Mascara, The Canberra Times, and the Newcastle Prize Anthology 2009, among others. Charlotte’s essays have been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Review, and elsewhere. Charlotte also teaches Academic Skills at UNSW Canberra.
Venue:ACT Writers Centre workshop room.
Cost:$110 members, $95 concessional members, $170 non-members (includes 12 months of membership).
Bookings: You can book by phone on 6262 9191, online or at the office. Payment is required at time of booking.