Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Words as Music
Happy new year!
The relationship between music and literature is something I've wanted to explore since my first attempts to build worlds out of words. I've always been able to sense its influence on my writing and recognised it retrospectively - but precisely how and why has always eluded me. Writers are always pushing against the limits of language - compressing, stretching, layering meaning - always confronted by its limitations as well as its possibilities. If so much of our experience is beyond language, what can writers draw from music to communicate the visceral and unconscious?
These are just some of the ideas I'll be discussing with three fellow Unboundersmiths at MAP Studios on 10th Feb, 7-9pm.
This is certain to be a lively evening so bring along any questions of your own, a touch of irreverence and an open heart. We'd love to see you there!
WORDS AS MUSIC
10 February 2018, 7-9pm
Join us for a magical evening to explore how words can become music
will be reading from their work and discussing the transformative potential of Literature
that approaches - and often captures - the power of musical forms.
"Words don't live in dictionaries, they live in the mind”
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