Date: 03 June 2017 till 03 July 2017
Time: 10:00 until 17:00
Taking place at: Portsmouth-Museum
The Writing Edward King project will culminate in a special event at Portsmouth Museum, where participants will read out their works inspired by the artist and his paintings of the city.
A group of 14 Portsmouth writers has been busy creating brand new work and running a programme of events inspired by the Edward King display at Portsmouth Museum. Their project is funded by a Grants for the Arts award from the Arts Council.
The project writers will read their stories next to the paintings that inspired them at intervals throughout the day. The readings will vary in length from around 10 to 20 minutes. One writer will also play a ukulele.
The stories have been written with adult readers in mind and, given the links to Edward King, may deal with mental health and related issues. However, the writing is not explicit and will be edited to ensure suitability for a venue open to all. A film maker is documenting the project.
The group's works will also be published on the project website and performed at a series of events. Writing workshops across May and June will encourage other people to use Edward King's art and life as the starting point for their own writing.