Continuing Bonds: Creative Dissemination Celebration Event (Manchester)

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International Anthony Burgess Foundation

3 Cambridge Street

Manchester

M1 5BY

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Celebration Event for the Continuing Bonds Creative Dissemination project

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Background

Since February 2019, the Continuing Bonds: Creative Dissemination project has been running workshops to inspire creative writers and poets to create pieces about death, dying, bereavement and grief. Both archaeological and contemporary materials have been used as inspiration.

The project is part of a wider initiative to normalise death, dying, bereavement and grief in modern western society where death is often outsourced to professionals and grief expected to progress through a series of stages. Consequently, we can find it difficult to talk about and deal with death and can conclude we are not ‘grieving properly’ when bench-marking our grief against stages which do not fit with our experience.

The culmination of the creative writing workshops is an anthology of pieces exploring these themes which will be celebrated in a reading event. Our authors will be invited to share their pieces in a supportive atmosphere in the hope of prompting even further discussion and talk about these important yet relatively little discussed topics.

The Celebration Event

We invite all our workshop participants, their friends and families to join us in Manchester for a social evening to celebrate and share their fantastic work from the creative writing workshops.

The anthology of creative writing from our workshop participants is now complete and is entitled:

The Living and the Dead: Creative Conversations between Past and Present

The anthology will be officially launched at the celebration event and we invite authors of work in the anthology who participated in the Manchester workshops to read their pieces at the event.

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International Anthony Burgess Foundation

3 Cambridge Street

Manchester

M1 5BY

United Kingdom

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