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Reading And Writing
In-person class

Reading and Writing with a Tree

Take a leaf out of Henry David Thoreau's book in this unique and interactive workshop in Merton Abbey Mills.
£14 pp
What happens in this class?

Take a leaf out of Henry David Thoreau's book in this unique and interactive workshop in Merton Abbey Mills. Like the famous nature writer and poet, learn how your reading and writing practices are shaped by your environment, culminating in the production of your very own "tree text".

In this class

This workshop aims to explore how our reading and writing practices are influenced by the environments in which we practise them. The session will start by looking at 'tree texts' by other writers. You'll use cut-up, collage and adaptation techniques to re-work the texts, moving…

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Things to remember

This workshop can be done on its own, or paired with Part One in the morning: 'Exploding Human Language', also with Camilla Nelson

Booking Options

There are no upcoming dates for this class. Let the teacher know about your interest and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Age Requirement

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Run by artist Chloe Spicer, Object Book is an experimental book arts studio in Merton that puts on artist workshops and events.

Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills: a converted, 18th-century textile factory in Merton. The studio is run by Chloe Spicer, an artist, library curator and book lover trained in the art of handling rare books and archival materials. Check out Chloe's workshops to learn all manner of things from sculpting books into unique art pieces and making your own paper to using books as instruments…

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Class Location
Object Book
Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills
SW19 2RD


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Reading and Writing with a Tree