A World of Elemental Attention with Martha Adonai Williams
Sat 29 October 2022
Martha Adonai Williams
Experiment with intuition-led writing as a tool for emergence, creativity and healing.
Join a workshop with Martha Adonai Williams, taking inspiration from Octavia Butler's Wild Seed, Lucille Clifton's Breaklight and Linda Hogan's Walking.
Thinking of intuition as a seed planted within us that, with attention, can germinate and grow, we will build connection with our bodies as a site of knowledge. Experimenting with taste, touch and listening we follow our curiosity toward creating new writing.
We will close the workshop with an opportunity to share food, continue our conversations and, for those who want to, share the work we have written.
This workshop is ideal for anyone who is interested in embodied writing practices and using writing as a way to build connection with themselves, others and the earth. No prior experience is necessary.
* The title for this workshop comes from Linda Hogan's Walking (1990)
This will be a relaxed event with time spent alone writing and reflecting, and together in conversation as a group. All materials and resources will be provided on the day but if you have preferred writing materials then please bring these along. You may also want to bring things to help you be comfy as you write, like cosy socks and a blanket. There will be a short break midway and an option to eat together at the end. Please specify any dietary requirements when booking.
About Martha Adonai Williams
Martha Adonai Williams is a writer, facilitator, organiser, and friend. Her practice departs to and returns from black feminist world making, always, with regular layovers in front of trash tv or at the allotment. Her work considers the wilderness and margins as sites of resistance, refusal and homecoming. She works with writing and storytelling as therapeutic tools and as methods for community building.
About the project
Wild Seed is a project organised by Glasgow Seed Library, part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, inspired by Octavia Butler’s epic speculative novel of the same name. Writers, folklorists and artists lead a series of storytelling workshops inspired by the practices, cultures and histories of seed saving, plant stewardship and earth care. The project will culminate with the creation of a publication of texts, poems, songs and images.
This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.
There is funding to support additional access requirements, such as travel expenses, BSL interpretation or live captioning – please specify when booking or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request.
Part of Glasgow Seed Library