subbed in workshop: Turning Smashed Pumpkin Into Hot Fuss’ with Dave Drayton

‘Turning Smashed Pumpkin Into Hot Fuss’ with Dave Drayton

“Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage” Smashing Pumpkins vocalist, Billy Corgan

“I’m coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine” The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers

“Oulipians: rats who must build the labryinth from which they propose to escape” Oulipo founder, Raymond Queneau

This workshop will work through a series of constrained writing practices inspired by the Oulipo in order to furnish participants with a variety of approaches to try when confronted with the terror of the blank page.

Constraints/themes covered include exercises in style (inspired by Queneau’s instrumental collection), lipograms, waterfalls, beau presents, analytic definitions, N+7, and more.

Date: Saturday 29th July 2017, 1-3pm.

Location: Frontyard Projects, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204.

It is free to participate but numbers are limited (20 person capacity). Bookings essential.

Tickets available here:

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Please bring:

Some paper (blank, gridded, or lined is fine)

Some pens or pencils as according to your preference

A phone or a laptop

A dictionary of any variety (digital is fine, but hardcopy would be preferable)

Dave Drayton was an amateur banjo player, Vice President of the Australian Sweat Bathing Association, Kanganoulipian, founding member of the Atterton Academy, and the author of P(oe)Ms (Rabbit), Haiturograms (Stale Objects dePress), and Poetic Pentagons (Spacecraft Press).