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Rise Up 2023: Creative Writing Workshop

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Rise Up 2023: Creative Writing Workshop

An Ode to Friendship 

“Alone, all alone 

Nobody, but nobody 

Can make it out here alone.” 

—Maya Angelou, Alone 


In this 60-minute workshop, led by Andrés N Ordorica, participants will explore the power of friendships and how writers across time have attempted to capture the intimate subtleties of this unique type of human relationship. Through a series of free-writes and structured exercises, participants will be invited to reflect on friendships, both new and old, those we have just met and those we have lost touch with. Together, we will craft work that is personal while delving into deeper societal understandings of friendships and communities. Although, we will look closely at the work of poets, participants are invited to write in any style that suits them (poetry, prose, memoir, etc). This workshop is aimed at all levels of writers as well as those new to writing. 



Free but ticketed

About Rise Up

Rise Up

A weekend of performances, talks, workshops and community spaces celebrating Black and People of Colour Creatives in Aberdeen and Scotland. Curated by We Are Here Scotland in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts.

See the whole programme here.