Writing Standing and Writing Seated
Jean Cocteau once said in The Paris Review that his brilliant young writer friend, Raymond Radigued, criticized Cocteau and his peers, noting (as Cocteau recollected) that "an avant-garde commences standing, and ends seated soon enough. He meant, in the academic chair."
This workshop takes as his premise that there are ways to write standing, and ways to write seated. And that it is preferable to write standing—that is, to write from a place of radical independence. We will discuss and try to find strategies to begin and then continue writing standing. There will be some writing done in the session. Everyone welcome.
Venue: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 281 Josephine St., Wingham