*COURSE FULL* Politics and Prose with Season Butler *Online*

  • Course Tutor: Season Butler
  • When: Wednesdays 19:00-21:00
  • Start date: 13 Jan 2021
  • Where: Online
  • Number of Sessions: 7
  • Maximum Participants: 5
  • Cost: 190 euros + MwSt (16 or 19% depending on what the govt announce for January)
‘It seems to me that the best art is political and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time.’ Toni Morrison

This workshop is for writers at all levels interested in using fiction to explore, interrogate and even shape the world we live in. The politics of your work might be front and centre as a driving element in the plot, or it could serve as the backdrop paralleling and situating a character’s journey – or perhaps your story is an allegory for a wider social issue. Your work might be concerned with racial or economic justice; climate crisis; migration and citizenship; queer lives, time and place…

This course will provide a supportive workshop environment where participants can share their work and reciprocate constructive, empowering feedback.

‘You write in order to change the world. If you alter, even by a millimetre, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.’ James Baldwin

SEASON BUTLER is a writer, artist, dramaturg and lecturer in Performance Studies and Creative Writing. Her writing, research and art practice centre around intersectionality and narratives of otherness, isolation and negotiations with hope. Her recent artwork has appeared in the Baltic Centre, Tate Exchange and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Her debut novel, Cygnet, was published in Spring 2019 and won the Writer’s Guild 2020 award for best first novel. More seasonbutler.com