Creative Writing academic to support Ukrainian writers
Creative Writing Programme Leader David Savill (pictured) is working with the Ukrainian Institute and PEN foundation to support Ukrainian Writers this July. He will be leading workshops between emerging British and Ukrainian writers, as part of the Ukrainian Insititute's Ukraine Lab project.
The writers chosen to participate in Ukraine Lab will produce creative nonfiction pieces which will tackle global challenges through the prism of Ukraine. David's work will help facilitate the working relationships between writers from the two countries, through Story-Exchange workshops in which the participants discover ways of practicing deep listening and empathy.
David said: "I have a deep and abiding interest in the politics and people of Central Europe and wanted to find any way possible of working with Ukrainian writers at this crucial time. I'm really looking forward to playing a small part in the development of writers who want to forge and maintain cultural and creative connections across Europe.
“Story Exchange Workshops are something we practice with students at Salford, who will understand well the value of creative writing practices in wider community settings like this."
You can find out more about the project on the Ukrainian Institute website.
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