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Accessibility: Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our courses. Email Ceri Littlechild, Wysing's Deputy Director on ceri.littlechild@

One day Course
Saturday 8 October 2022 


Join Evelyn Campbell for a one day introductory workshop on experimental writing. Evelyn will guide you through exercises that take inspiration from visual art and film and encourage you to explore the ways in which language can be used to change scale, to build new narratives, to activate/animate inanimate objects, to withhold or disclose information. As part of the day you’ll wander Wysing’s grounds for inspiration. No previous writing experience is necessary and you can expect a series of playful exercises that get you thinking about language and writing in new ways.

What you will learn on this course:

  • Collaboration and creative experimentation
  • Experimenting with language and writing as an artistic practice
  • Developing your own creative ideas
  • Trying out a variety of writing techniques

Evelyn Campbell: Experimental Writing

Safety Notes: This workshop involves walking outdoors on ground that may be uneven – please wear sensible footwear for this activity and prepare for being outdoors (e.g. bring a waterproof, a water flask or sun tan lotion as needed).

Materials: You are welcome to bring a laptop or a notebook if you wish, but otherwise Wysing will provide paper and pens.  

Format: Day course 10am–5pm with a break for lunch.

Lunch: Please bring your own packed lunch. Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day.

Date: Saturday 8 October 2022

Fees: £85 per person

Concession prices are available to book on Eventbrite for those who need it, with options of: 

£63.75 (25% discount)
£40.00 (50% discount)

Please note: Wysing is a not-for-profit registered charity and the charges for these courses pay mostly for the artist teaching the course and the materials. Any profit to Wysing is reinvested into our charitable programmes. We ask you to choose the ticket you can afford and leave it to your discretion. Please keep in mind that there are people who will genuinely need the concession tickets and we have a limited number of those to offer. 

Transport: We have ample parking on site. Public bus services run hourly from Cambridge (No. 18 from Drummer Street) to Bourn Village Monday to Saturday. Wysing is a 15-minute walk from Bourn, but please note this is along a busy road. Visit our website here for more transport information.

Accessibility: Please note this workshop will involve walking in the countryside and uneven surfaces. Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our events. Email Ceri Littlechild, Deputy Director, ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org

Tutor Bio: Evelyn is a writer and artist based in Cambridge. Their work uses experimental writing as a tool to explore ideas of language, storytelling and selfhood through humour, parody and a playful approach to genre and media. In 2022, they published their first monograph, Memoirs of a Child Plot Hole: How to Escape Yourself Without Even Trying, with Sticky Fingers Publishing. Their writing has also appeared in Cambridge Literary Review, Another Gaze, b l u s h lit, permeable barrier, amongst others.

Evelyn has led creative workshops with Wysing Arts Centre, Kettle’s Yard, and The Horse Hospital, London. They are also currently a 2022-2024 Research Associate with CCA Derry~Londonderry.