Unruly Visions: Writing Unruly Bodies into Fiction
FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All-Gender Washroom | Tea and Snacks Provided
What are unruly bodies? How are they written into fiction? Who can write them? These are some of the questions that will be discussed and pondered upon during this workshop. Certain bodies - trans bodies, Black bodies, Indigenous bodies, bodies of colour, disabled bodies, queer bodies - are rarely seen /absent /marginalized / caricatured in Canadian fiction. This workshop will look at examples of writing about such bodies, and discuss the possibilities and difficulties of writing such bodies. Through writing prompts and freewriting exercises, participants will be encouraged to attempt writing unruly bodies into fiction, with a particular focus on intersectionality.