What is defamiliarisation? How can this technique help your writing?
Russian Formalist, Shklovsky, stated “art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony.” He explains that with habituation, perception becomes automatic, but the role of literature is to defamiliarise and heighten perception.
This workshop with Ever Dundas will help you go about this by exploring defamiliarisation through examples, short writing exercises, and group discussion.
Please note, this workshop will be held online.
About the Speakers
Ever Dundas exists in Edinburgh with her husband, cat, and numerous house spiders. She’s co-founder of the Inklusion Guide and her debut novel Goblin won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 2017. Her second novel, sci-fi thriller HellSans is out now.
Twitter & Instagram: @EverDundas
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