Masterclass: Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti
Sheila Heti
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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016
11:00 – 12:30pm

Venue: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 281 Josephine St., Wingham

Fee: $20