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Online: Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories

15th January at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free
Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

Green’s Playhouse, the New Bedford Picture House, the Cosmo, the Olympia, the Scotia, the Rex… Gathering up jeely jars for the thruppeny entrance; queueing around the block to see Gracie Fields, Carole Lombard, Deanna Durbin and Cary Grant; and buying a plate of peas before heading home on the tram…

Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories, Saturday 5th December and Friday 15th January, 2pm to 3.30pm, Online, Women only

Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection
Paramount Pictures 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist). Credit: courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

 

This special Creative Writing for Fearties session is led by Dr Sarah Neely, writer and film historian, from the Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive project, and GWL’s Donna Moore. Take part in writing exercises using audio recordings of memories of cinema-going in Glasgow in the 1930s! We’ll also use archive items including movie magazines, film star cigarette cards and other cinema-related memorabilia from the time.

To receive your own wee surprise piece of 1930s film memorabilia in the post, which will also act as one of the creative writing prompts on the day, please sign up by Friday 11th December for the January workshop (don’t worry if you can’t sign up in time, you can still take part in the writing exercise on the day!).

You can come to one workshop, or both! Book on to the December workshop here.

This workshop is being held as part of Cinema Memory and the Digital Archivea three-year research project between Lancaster University, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Glasgow. Find out more on Twitter @cinema_memory.

This is one of our “take part” events this Autumn!

Event Outline

Zoom room open from 1.55pm

2pm: Welcome and Intros from Donna

2.05pm: Introduction to Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive Project from Dr Sarah Neely

2.15pm: Two or three short and snappy creative writing exercises (with time for participation and feedback)

2.45pm: Comfort break

2.50pm: Two or three short and snappy creative writing exercises (with time for participation feedback)

3.25pm: Next steps and goodbyes!

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The event is free and for women only*. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close at noon on Thursday 14th January, places are restricted and our online events are booking up fast!

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people.

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

We have a small amount of funding available to provide live captioning through Stagetext for some of the Autumn and Spring programme of events. Please get in touch with Emily on emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk at least 3 weeks before the event if this would be helpful to you and we’ll work to arrange this. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged.

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