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To mark the tenth anniversary of Julia’s death, Live Theatre is commissioning short plays inspired by her work.
Julia Darling and Ellen Phethean at Diamond Twig Press passionately believed in encouraging new women writers. With her work and expansive personality, Julia inspired and encouraged writers wherever she went.
Using Julia’s own 2005 poetry workshop for the Guardian, we will explore ideas by writing about what we don’t know.
Grace is a single mother with a teenage daughter and a pair of twins. She’s just got divorced and the boiler’s on the blink. None of which is the main problem. The main problem is daughter Janie. Mel, Gracie’s best friend, says “Don’t worry. It’s just a phase she’s going through”. But Grace isn’t so sure. And what can she do if Janie won’t talk to her…
Creative writing workshops for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities were a major part of the proudWords festival, giving LGBT people, both writers and non-writers, the opportunity to express themselves in a supportive, queer-friendly environment.
The Poetry Virgins used to gather round Julia’s kitchen table with bottles of wine and nibbles, bouncing around ideas for poems and performances and laughing.
Presenting new poems commissioned in celebration of Julia Darling’s work on poetry and health and selected work from Julia’s poetry collections. This event can now be viewed online.
Using an assortment of mark-making and writing techniques, you will have the opportunity to compose words and create images in a mixture of art and creative writing workshops, and one to one sessions. As this event is held in a theatre, expect the unexpected!
Live Theatre is delighted to host two evenings celebrating Julia Darling’s writing. This cabaret style evening will feature poetry, fiction, extracts from plays and live music performed by many of Julia’s long time collaborators, performers and friends including The Poetry Virgins.