Paid event
London, United Kingdom
Combining neuroscience and anthropology, join us for a series of exercises designed to scan the body for truth and your inner writer.

Join Assemblage writers Himarni and Amy for a relaxed free-writing workshop using body scanning to journey through our individual archives of embodied memories. Using poetry as a lens to feeling, to dispel preconceptions and ‘tune in’, we will attempt to derive a language from our bodily experience, beyond the imposition of inadequate, homogenising or colonial vocabularies. Please be aware that this is an exploratory peer-led event rather than a therapeutic trauma-informed space but we commit to safe space practices for experiences that are shared within the group. The session will finish at 3:30pm , but you can stick around for a sharing session until 4pm.

Meet your facilitators, who will be leading this interdisciplinary writing workshop:

Amy Spaughton originally studied Archaeology but has just finished a Masters in Social Anthropology at Edinburgh. She is back in London now, where she’s from, and currently works at a newspaper. She loves to travel and write, and has a blog where she shares her articles and poetry: https://dlohere.wordpress.com

Himarni Munasinghe is currently completing an interdisciplinary art course at Central Saint Martins. She has a background in neuroscience and has been involved in a number of creative projects, namely the Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s youth forum.

  • writing
  • journalism
  • poetry
  • selfexpression
  • safespace
  • mentalhealth
  • memory
  • writingworkshop
  • informalnetworking
  • words
  • poetryworkshop


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'Scanning the Body' Digital Free-Writing workshopLondon, United Kingdom