Walking and Writing: the Art of Taking Creativity into the Field with Julie Hampton
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Indian School Park (Meet in front of Memorial Hall)
300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Walking and Writing"
Join MoW for Walking and Writing: the Art of Taking Creativity into the Field led by Julie Hampton. This will be a series that utilizes walking as a powerful tool in the creative process.
The walk is from Indian School Park to Arizona School for the Arts (ASA). It is about 2 mile one way, and 4 miles round trip.
The walk to school is a rite of passage for many school children around the world, which can mean crossing fields of grass or following a dirt trail to the one-room school house or braving six lanes of traffic to a multi-building complex. The walk might be reflective, with time to process the natural world and our human experiences. Or it might be defensive to avoid a bully or a ten-ton truck lurking around the corner. This walk will engage us in the possibilities of both as we navigate our urban environment and reflect on one of K - 12 experiences. We'll use a series of questions on the walk to document the inventory (what's seen), gesture (what people do), and dialogue (what's said) of our experience. When we arrive at ASA we'll write up the scene with our writers lens (our take away or perspective) to tell our story. We'll share our stories in pairs on the walk back.
About Julie Hampton:
Julie Hampton is a writer, performer, and teacher of English and creative writing. She currently teaches at Arizona School for the Arts. She has performed her work at Bar Flies and received a City of Phoenix Streetscape award for her poem "Fork." As a student, she walked a block to her elementary school, four blocks to her junior high and two miles to her high school when she missed her ride.