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The Painted Word: writing workshop at the RA led by Sue Hubbard


Tuesdays 14 April, 21 April, 28 April, 5 May, 12 May and 19 May.

10.30am – 3.30pm each day.

“In this six-week course, award-winning poet, novelist and art critic Sue Hubbard leads a series of creative writing workshops for both beginner and established writers, based on the RA’s ‘Richard Diebenkorn’ exhibition.

Looking at paintings is an invigorating way of conjuring forgotten memories and associations. In this course, participants engage with Diebenkorn’s lyrical abstraction and figurative works with a fresh eye, in order to generate a body of new writing in a vibrant, supportive yet critical arena.

The course will begin with an informal greeting and introductions to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Sue Hubbard will present a range of writing exercises based on visual awareness and close observation, inspired by the RA’s Richard Diebenkorn exhibition. Personal memories and ideas will be evoked by such aspects as landscape and a sense of place, colour, the window space and the figure. Each person will spend equal time writing in class, reading and sharing what he or she has written. The classes will be supported by a variety of literary texts and a visit from artist and Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue.”

For more information, or to sign up to the event, visit the RA site here.