Writing The Times is a six-week creative writing project, led by Stephanie Knight, exploring themes focusing on extraordinary times we’re currently living in. Participants are invited to take part in weekly online sessions and submit their writing by the end of July.
Writing The Times: Three Themes
Fables for the Future
We are experiencing a time in our lives when we have had to learn very quickly about how to live in new ways. What have you had to learn?
How will this guide you for living your life once the pandemic has left? Will your relationships with your family, friends, community, yourself, the environment change? What will be important to you? How will you take care of yourself in the future? How are you surviving? In 10 years’ time, when you tell people about the Pandemic of 2020, what will you say about what you have learnt?
Stories to be Shared
What are the stories that are important to you now? Is it family stories, stories of online relationships, stories of how neighbours worked together to create a better way of being?
Is there an old story from some years ago, that you see as echoing what we’re going through together now? What stories do you share with your families and friends now?
Tales to be Told
Now this section is for the mischievous tales, the tales that probably need to be anonymous, and yet have an element of mischief in them. Did you play a trick on someone? Did someone play a trick on you? Did someone steal your online delivery from outside your door? Who had the all night online party?
More seriously, if or when things become tough, what do you do?