From World to Word to Body

From World to Word to Body

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Weaving the relationship between climate justice, our bodies, the word and stories, we explore what is at stake in the relationship between human and nonhuman being. The second in the Mass Submission Project workshops.


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Lidia Yuknavitch


Thu, 5 September 2024
07:00 pm



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Climate change and climate justice have a landscape intimately connected to our bodies, but we don't always think of the story that way. In this workshop we will weave story threads that move between the world and the body in an effort to articulate what is at stake in the relationship between human and nonhuman being. Can we tell the stories of how we inhabit the world differently from the dead ends we have inherited? How might storytelling move away from occupation and colonization narratives toward more intersectional, polyphonic, and liberatory themes and forms? We will create narrative braids.

What You'll Get

A 60 minute interactive webinar with author Lidia Yuknavitch

Who You Are

  • A writer who wants to explore new ways of telling stories
  • A writer who wants to explore more about the importance, politics and power of stories
  • A writer who wants to participate in a communal creative project
  • A newbie or oldbie who wants to have some writing fun
  • Anyone! 

About the Writers' HQ Writing as Resistance Festival 

Supported by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Strathclyde

“A word after a word after a word is power” Margaret Atwood

Join Team WHQ, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and a carefully curated team of incredible authors for a month of panels, workshops, write-alongs and events exploring stories, writing and creativity as radical, political and powerful.

During September, we’re taking a deep dive into the rebellious, subversive nature of creativity and what that means for you, an individual writer sitting in front of a laptop wishing things were better, and for all of us, a community of humans existing together in a world where change often feels impossible.

We’re going to wade deep into the transformative possibilities of fiction and how stories can open portals, sow seeds of change, or lob a well-timed literary Molotov in the jaws of the machine. Fuck yeah!

But! The WHQ Writing as Resistance Festival isn’t just about talking, we’re also doing. With a series of free guided workshops, we are challenging all of you to write a brand new story, but one that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And then we’ll end he month with a mass celebration during which we’ll send all our stories into the world at once.

The Mass Submission Project

Can stories change the world? Absolutely yes. Throughout the month, via a series of free workshops, we’re challenging you to write a story about climate justice that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And at the end, we’re all going to submit those stories to the same five mainstream publications. Why are we doing this? Part protest, part art, part ritual outsporing of our collective desires and a demand to be heard. We don’t necessarily expect anything to be published (yet! Cooeee future anthology maybe?!), but we are out to make a noise. There is so much more that stories can do. So we’re going to do it.

Full details of the Writing As Resistance Festival can be found here >>

About your host / hosts

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the cli-fi bestselling novels Thrust and The Book of Joan, as well as the novel The Small Backs of Children and the memoir The Chronology of Water. Her Ted Talk "On the Beauty of Being a Misfit" has over 4.5 million views. She is the founder of Corporeal Writing in Oregon. She is a very good swimmer.


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