Using rural villages as a starting point, this workshop will explore belonging, questioning if, how and where you belong. With creative writing provocations you will ask questions about ownership, power, entitlement, and gender roles. Suitable for anyone interested in exploring belonging and how it relates to wider issues such as rural poverty, climate change and exclusion.
Sarah Davy is a writer, lecturer and facilitator living and working in rural Northumberland. Her short fiction is published online and in print and her first short play, A Perfect Knot, was performed at Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2020. She was shortlisted for the Northern Writers Awards in 2020 and 2021, commissioned by Hexham Book Festival in 2020, and won the Women On The Wall flash fiction competition judged by Natalie Haynes, in 2018. She was writer in residence at Forum Books in Corbridge for 2019-2020 and is currently working on her first novel, a collection of essays exploring belonging in rural communities, and a full-length stage play. She also mentors young writers for TICE and runs the Northern Writers Studio, connecting writers online to do what matters. Write.