The Third Mind: Creative writing from visual art


Philip Kane is joining Unravel & Unwind at INTRA for a 5 week creative writing course.

By engaging in a “dialogue” with works of visual art, writers can access exciting and shifting responses in their own work. Poems, stories, essays, etc, may be generated that “talk back” to the visual stimulus. This is the region of creativity that William Burroughs described as the “third mind”; a state in which “something new, or ‘other’, emerges from the combination that would not have come about with a solo act” (Anne Waldman).

The workshop will be exploring this area of “third mind” through discussion and through practical writing exercises. Each session will be 2 hours in length, but there will also be weekly assignments, each of which will consist of some writing and also some research in preparation for the following session.

9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 7th May, 14th May
£20 non-refundable deposit per person, £8 per session per person
Not suitable for persons under 18

Get tickets here

The small print 🙂
INTRA is within walking distance of Rochester train station and Chatham bus station. Please note, our venue is a rather beautiful Art Deco building with some accessibility issues. If you have specific access or disability requirements and would like to participate in the event please let us know at least 5 days before the event date so that we can do our utmost to resolve any potential problems to accommodate. There are ample “pay and display” parking spaces along the high street as well as a short stay & long stay “pay and display” car park near the new Rochester Riverside development. Please be mindful of local business and residents when parking, Unravel & Unwind cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to vehicles.

Cancellations can be made up to 7 days prior to the event. However there is a non-refundable deposit.


Image: Pixabay

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