Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Inverse Returns. April 2015.

Following on from its immensely successful pilot run in 2013, Inverse – the creative writing project for LGBT young people – will return in April.

Running for six weeks at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, Inverse will feature an innovative programme of creative writing workshops, performance activities, an LGBT walking tour, and talks by high-profile guest LGBT writers.

Over this six-week programme, a group of LGBT young people will create original pieces of creative writing in whatever form they like, which they will have the opportunity to present in a public spoken word event as part of Dublin Pride in June, 2015.

Inverse will be led by writers Nathan O’Donnell, Nicole Rourke and Claire Hennessy. It will also feature talks by a range of other high-profile LGBT writers, including novelists Denis Kehoe and Brian Finnegan, and playwright Sonya Kelly, author of The Wheelchair on My Face, and this year's runaway Fringe success, How to Keep an Alien. A tailored LGBT walking tour, led by the curator of the Irish Queer Archive, Tonie Walsh, will conclude the core six-week programme.

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 will provide a fun, welcoming space in which 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 the creative tools to negotiate them.  It aims to generate positive narratives for LGBT young people, and to empower and strengthen LGBT identities. 

Inverse is free for participants. This has been made possible by the kind support of Dublin City Council.

WHEN: Saturdays, 11 April – 16 May (6 weeks)
WHERE: Big Smoke Writing Factory, Dublin 2
FACILITATORS: Nathan O'Donnell
, Nicole RourkeClaire Hennessy 
AGE RANGE: 17 – 20

Participation is free, but places are limited. To book yours, or to ask any questions about the project, please contact Big Smoke Writing Factory

Inverse. LGBT Writing. Facilitated by Big Smoke Writing Factory, and supported by Dublin City Council.