Life Writing: The Possibilities of Place with Nina Mingya Powles

02 November
Life Writing: The Possibilities of Place with Nina Mingya Powles
The Emma Press

Where does home mean to you — a kitchen, a coastline, an urban landscape? Does our sense of belonging shift and change over time? This workshop will explore writing about place and belonging through writing exercises focusing on different strands of life writing, such as travel writing, food writing, and journaling. We will consider how ‘place writing’ can encompass many kinds of landscapes, including human and nonhuman, urban and rural, real and imagined – and life writing as a means of resistance and claiming space.


Book your ticket here. (All tickets include a £4 voucher redeemable in our online shop.)

This ticket gives you access to the 1.5 hour live masterclass, the recording of the event, and any materials shared, for one month after the event.

*If you are unable to attend live, you can email us any questions you’d like to ask Nina during the Q&A.*

We have 3 free/pay what you can spaces for low-income writers. If the ticket price means you are unable to attend this class, please select this option (no need to email to request one).


About Nina Mingya Powles:

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer, librarian and zinemaker from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of the poetry collection Magnolia 木蘭, which was shortlisted for both the Ondaatje Prize and the Forward Prize; and Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. In 2019 she won the Nan Shepherd Prize for her essay collection Small Bodies of Water. She writes an occasional e-newsletter called Comfort Food.

Event details

Date: 02 November 2023.
Time: 10:00
Adress: Online Workshop
Hosting: The Emma Press
Event Type: Get Inspired Creative Writing Masterclass
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