School of Art Gallery: Volta: A Writing Workshop with Nic Wilson, March 6

Volta: A Writing Workshop with Nic Wilson

Saturday, March 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm CT

Facilitated on Zoom. Registration required; space is limited.

A Volta is a crack, a shift, or a turn—a change in orientation or rhetorical strategy. A Volta is what moves the tides of thought throughout a piece of writing. This workshop will explore and stretch this poetic convention in reference to experimental arts writing. Together, we will examine writing from different genres that makes use of this restless shifting to move beyond singular viewpoints or static observations. Through shared writing exercises we will experiment with the multivalent possibilities of the volta. Participants will be given reading material prior to the workshop to be explored further with Wilson.

Nic Wilson (he/they) is an artist and writer living and working on Treaty Four land in Regina, SK. Their writing has appeared in publications such as BlackFlash Magazine, Peripheral Review, and Public. He is the founder and editor of the new publication project Gravitron, a very small press focusing on writing that happens around, about, instead of, or as visual art.

Email soageducator@umanitoba.ca or follow link to register.

School of Art Gallery

255 ARTlab

180 Dafoe Road

Winnipeg MB R3T2N2

umanitoba.ca/schools/art/gallery

For more information, contact School of Art Communications and Events Coordinator Cailyn Harrison, cailyn.harrison@umanitoba.ca.

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