I’m just beginning to come down off the high which was the Bournemouth workshop 21st May – 2nd June. It was a great workshop in a great setting. The Fusion building worked fantastically for our ‘storycircle’ day and provided the right kind of environment for sharing everyone’s passion for reading. We laughed and cried our way through stories of reading and e-reading.
Over the three days, 11 stories were produced between our 12 participants – 10 individual stories and 1 which was jointly produced. What struck me was the variety of approaches to storytelling. From video dramatic monologues to performance poetry, from a stop-motion tennis match between a book and ebook (find out who won shortly by watching the film!) to a heartfelt family story of the highs and lows of reading. We even had a pop-up book exhibition. As a thought, what will 3D digital technology come up with to match the beauty of a pop-up sky lizard?
One of our participants, writer Gail Aldwin, has just posted her experiences of the workshop on her blog.
We’ll be posting photos and the digital stories from this workshop on this website soon. On now to our plans for the Brighton workshop in late September and Sheffield in October. Can’t wait!