Writer-in-Residence Wayde Compton: Archival Intervention and Retro-speculation A program for adults Tuesday November 29 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Free. Registration required. Morris J. Wosk Board Room, Level 7 Vancouver Public Library Writer-in-Residence Wayde Compton leads two dynamic workshops for emerging writers. In this workshop we'll be using archival intervention as a method of written experimentation and exploration of political desires: We are often told, while studying history, not to import our contemporary belief systems into an analysis of the past. But what if we do? What if we wholly transplant our contemporary notions into past settings -- won't this show us something about then as well as now, and the distance between the two? Contemporary politics are not always as anachronistic as they are made out to be. A dispassionate perspective may help to clear away biases when studying history, but there is also much to learn from a passionate response to history, and an exploration of one's desires for an alternate yesterday. In this workshop, the fictive impulse will meet the historical record to produce a truth that is perhaps greater than the factual. Each workshop is limited to 10 people. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603 Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts http://www.canadacouncil.ca and Friends of the Vancouver Public Library http://www.friendsofthevpl.ca 604-331-4049 (starfishian)
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