Lockdown Norwich-based online arts programme ASSEMBLY ONLINE continues with a thought-provoking writer-led event

Assembly Online presents Writing the Body (C) Assembly House Trust

Assembly Online presents Writing the Body (C) Assembly House Trust - Credit: (C) Assembly House Trust

Join writers from the Royal College of Arts as they read work based on the theme of bodies – both human and bodies of land, systems and structures – in ASSEMBLY ONLINE’s latest free performance

A Norwich-based arts charity is bringing a live-streamed event based on the theme of “bodies” as part of its creative programme designed to bring art into everyone’s homes during the pandemic.

Writing the Body: A Close Reading will see recent graduates from the Royal College of Art’s MA Writing programme read excerpts from their work on bodies, whether they be human bodies, bodies of land, systems and structures.

The four writers taking part in the event – funded by The Assembly House Trust - on July 23 at 7.30pm are Esme Boggis, Nina Hanz, Rose Higham-Stainton and Harriet Welch.

Home audiences can join the event via this link

Esme is a London-based artist and writer whose work has been published online and in print and who has performed and exhibited in galleries across London including Flat Time House, SET, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation and Guest Projects, as well as The Assembly House in Leeds, The Royal Standard in Liverpool and East Bristol Contemporary.

Nina is a German/American writer, poet and art critic. She has worked at the Jan van Eyck Academie and as part of their publishing team, organised book fairs, catalogued their archives and assisted with printing.

She has also written for various newspapers and magazines and is currently working on a publication called My Daughter Terra with the designers Betty Brunfaut and Bakhtawer Haider.

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Rose writes creative non-fiction, criticism and prose about women’s creative practice, representations of femininity and modes of resistance.

Her writing is held in the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College and has been published in PIN-UP Magazine, MAP Magazine, NOIT Issue 5, The Pluralist, StillPoint, Girls on Tops and featured in exhibitions including the Ashtray Show 3, at 4COSE.

She recently contributed to an anthology of new nature-writing titled Field Work edited by Sarah Lowndes (published by UEA Publishing, June 2020) and was co-editor of the self-organised student-run and RCA-funded anthology Attention (January 2020).

Freelance writer Harriet is currently-based in London and co-edits the RCA student newspaper, The Pluralist.

Her writing has been featured in Ache, Lecker Zine, Coeval, 1Granary, SLEEK, Dazed, AnOther, NOIT and an anthology on Attention compiled by MA Writin

Assembly Online is an online live streaming programme bringing free events to people at home during isolation. The programme has been made possible through the support of The Assembly House Trust.

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