Creative writing workshop
Friday, 19 February 2016 at 10:00 - Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 15:30 (GMT)
Creative writing workshop for academics with Kip Jones
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 February 2016
10am - 3.30pm
Rooms: Friday- EBC202, Saturday EBC702
This unique event isn’t a typical 'writing retreat' (with trees to hug and lots of time to ruminate), but a very active experience with exercises, suggestions and supportive feedback on participants’ work from Kip Jones and other participants. Students and academics will be encouraged to include more creative writing in their outputs, particularly those whose writing includes reporting on narrative and other qualitative methods of research. The workshop will also help with publishing in the wider world of blogs and online outlets, moving work to media and film, auto-ethnography and even fiction.
Biography: Kip Jones, BA MSc PhD
Jones is a Reader in Performative Social Science and Qualitative Research in the Faculties of Media & Communication and Health & Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. He has produced films, videos and audio productions and has written many articles for academic journals and authored Chapters in books on topics such as masculinity, ageing and rurality, and older LGBT citizens.
His ground-breaking use of qualitative methods, including biography and auto-ethnography, and the use of tools from the arts in social science research and dissemination, are distinguished internationally.
Jones became interested in writing more creatively when he began his own personal blog, KIPWORLD in 2009. From there he branched out to writing for other national and international blogs including: LSE Impact of Social Sciences; LSE Review of Books; Discover Society; Creative Quarter; The Creativity Post; and SOCPHD. He co-authors articles on arts-based research and creative writing for journals and web-based magazines with internationally known author, Patricia Leavy.
Writing the background story and treatment for the award-winning short film, RUFUS STONE, sharpened Jones’ creative writing skills. He is currently engaged in writing the script for a feature length, coming-of-age, gay rom-com, ‘Copacetica’. His work has been reported widely in the media, including: BBC Radio 4, BBC TV news, Times Higher Education, Sunday New York Times, International Herald-Tribune and The Independent.
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