Can creativity combat political chaos?
George Orwell once said “it is broadly true that political writing is bad writing. Where it is not true, it will generally be found that the writer is some kind of rebel.” Join poet Ellen Renton for a creative writing workshop that will reacquaint you with the power of language, and help you find both your inner rebel, and exactly the words.
Ellen Renton is a writer based in Edinburgh. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow and then a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
As part of In The Works Spoken Word Theatre Company she has co-written and performed two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, with the most recent of which, The 900 Club, being received with critical acclaim and selected for the UK Young Artists Festival 2019 in Nottingham.
As a poet, she has performed her work in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Tron, and the Scottish Parliament, and at events including Hidden Door Festival, the Last Word Festival, and Norwich and Norfolk Festival.
This event is part of the Fire Starter Festival: Celebrating creativity and innovation in Public Services.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT