The lovely gang at Soul Survivor recently asked me to do a workshop at their annual festival, focusing on creative writing. While I feel completely under qualified and overwhelmed, I love that they asked and I love that they see value in writing (creatively or otherwise).
I always find that when I am asked to speak anywhere – not that it happens often – it feels like an exercise in self-indulgence. I seem to always find a way to introduce those things that are occupying my thoughts at that given time.
So with this in mind, the SS gang are likely to get a little glimpse into my struggle to find where beauty ‘fits’ in life and the importance of making time and space to find that which is beautiful. And of course, how writing plays quite a significant role in that process for me.
Let’s plunge ourselves into the roar of time, the whirl of accident; may pain and pleasure, success and failure, shift as they will – it’s only action that can make a man [woman].
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(and I forgot to mention – image from The Folio Society – amazing, amazing, amazing)