Wild Twins May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 am - May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Eight writers. Eight artists. Two teachers. Five days. A wild Irish island. Making ink, pens, books and paints by hand from natural materials. Responding to the sea, the wind, the land and each other. Stories by the fire. Good food and company. Wild Twins is a unique course designed to offer all this and, who knows, perhaps more.
This five day course is designed to offer new challenges to both writers and artists. We will give you permission to uncivilise your writing and art, listen to what the winds, the waves and the hedgerows have to say to you and rediscover the wild fire that lies beneath your practice. Whether you are an experienced writer or artist or a beginner, Wild Twins aims to help you step out of your comfort zone, into a place where wilder spirits roam. What will you find there – and what will you come back with?
Taught by award-winning novelist Paul Kingsnorth and artist Caroline Ross, who specialises in creating ancient art materials from the ground beneath our feet, Wild Twins is a course which will twin writers with artists, allowing them to respond to each others’ work and that of the wild land in which the course takes place. All materials, for both writers and artists, will be made by hand. Tasks and exercises, hours wandering on the beaches and down the lanes of this remote Irish island, time with teachers and with each other, and much more will all serve to rewild your writing and art.