Intermediate Craft Seminar: Decolonizing Style with Jessie Widner

This seminar will explore how to find our own literary style and voice despite the inner ‘colonisation’ in our literary education. Sign up here!

Please be mindful when booking. This is a seminar for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).

Decolonising Style with Jessie Widner

Join Jessie Widner for this 1.5-hour, intermediate seminar!

In this seminar, we’ll explore the inner “colonization” that happens throughout our literary education. How can we work towards dismantling this and finding our own individual literary styles and voices?

In this seminar, we’ll discuss what it means to learn and work within a Western literary context, and the ways in which this has shaped our work as minoritarian writers. Where can we use this to our advantage, and where can we break free of it, continuing the work of uncovering, healing, and liberating our voice?

Come prepared to speak, write, and share!

Essential items include: access to the internet, a working camera and mic, and pen and paper

The Details

  • The Details

    • There is a max of 15 spaces.
    • This seminar is aimed at intermediate-level writers who wish to discuss and interrogate their craft.
    • This seminar will be hosted online using Zoom (instructions will be sent to participants closer to the workshop date).
    • The workshop includes a 10-15min comfort break.
    • There are two types of tickets: Free tickets for writers on low-income and Pay What You Can £1+ Donations. 
    • Our free events are very popular and have a waitlist. If you have registered for a ticket but then are unable to attend please do let us know so we can offer it to another person on the waitlist. Thank you!
    • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech

To participate in the online event, you will need:

  • a good internet/wi-fi connection
  • a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone to join by audio and video
  • pen and paper
  • Please email your access requirements:

About Jessie

Jessie Widner is a writer, academic, and teacher. Her fiction has appeared in Gutter, The Cardiff Review, and Spartan Lit. She is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She lives in Edinburgh.

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