Scribbling Sci-Fi Workshop: Sammy Paloma
Saturday 23rd October 4.00-5.30pm
Free event, BOOK VIA EVENTBRITE
Sci-fi cos it’s future-oriented, cos it doesn’t exist yet, & cos it’s about aliens.
Poetry cos it’s like broken writing, writing that’s avowedly messy (no expertise or experience needed, I have none either).
Divination cos it gets us out our heads, like a studio crit with an alien or something.
The workshop will:
– give an overview of some of the basics of a few divinatory methods (looking primarily at tarot/cartomancy, but also touching on oneiromancy – using dreams to divine answers, water scrying – using a bowl of water, & bibliomancy – using books)
– introduce a few ways to cultivate a space to be able to listen to whatever comes down the wire during divination
– and then finally focus in on how to use these methods for creative ends… to use divination to write something that might be called a sci-fi poem.
No expertise in either divination or writing poems is necessary, but if folk happen to already own a tarot deck then they should absolutely bring it along (a few different decks will be available to use on the day, but the more the merrier!)
This workshop is part of Scratch Lab Three, which has been kindly funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.
Access to The Gallery is via steps to the first floor.