A new project for LGBT young people in Dublin, May-June 2013
Writing is a singularly powerful way to process difficult or new emotions, to communicate our sense of ourselves to the world and in so doing to make sense of who we are.
Inverse is a new project for LGBT young people, which will take place in the Spring of 2013: a 6-week programme of creative writing workshops, during which participants will explore ideas of narrative, identity, creativity and form.
A group of LGBT young people will take part in workshops, theatre trips, and tours in Dublin City Centre, create original pieces of creative writing, and have the opportunity to present them as part of a public spoken word event in June 2013. The workshops will be fun, welcoming spaces, where participants will be encouraged to use creative writing to explore, challenge and express themselves.
Inverse is an initiative which aims to provide young people, facing new and sometimes challenging realities, with tools to negotiate them. It aims to generate positive narratives for LGBT young people, and to empower and strengthen LGBT identities.
The word ‘inverse’ was coined in an early attempt to label sexualities in late 19th-century Europe. This project aims to reclaim the word, using it to celebrate opposition, difference and creative inquiry.
Inverse has been devised by two writers, Nicole Rourke and Nathan O’Donnell, in conjunction with the Dublin arts organisation, Big Smoke Writing Factory. The organisers are currently calling all LGBT young people, interested in reading, writing, and creativity, to get in touch and sign up for this free pilot programme.
WHEN: Saturdays, 4 May – 8 June (6 weeks)
WHERE: Big Smoke Writing Factory, Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2
AGE RANGE: 16 – 19
For further information please contact:
Tel: 086 6622671