For Issue 6 and the fifth anniversary edition of our Manifesto
Date: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
Location: Free Word Centre, London
As Dark Mountain turns five years old, you are invited to join us for the launch of our sixth book, ‘The Rising of the Waters’ – and the launch of a new edition of the manifesto that got the whole thing started. From that first call for ‘uncivilised’ writing and art, the project has grown into a cultural movement which the New York Times recently described as ‘changing the environmental conversation in Britain and the rest of Europe’. At its heart are the Dark Mountain books, beautiful biannual hardback collections of stories and essays, poems, conversations and images. The latest issue brings you drowned cities and dragon-summoners, the future of farming and the mythworld of an Amazonian tribe, new visions arising from the wreckage of the old.
Featuring readings from contributors, acoustic music from Evi Vine and an introduction by Dark Mountain co-founder Dougald Hine.
The event is free, but you will need to book a place through the Free Word website:
Scaling the Dark Mountain – writing rooted in time & place
a Dark Mountain writing workshop
Date: Saturday, 13th December 2014
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Oriel Wrecsam, Wales
Writing new stories for the age of endings. ‘When the cities lie at the monster’s feet, there are left the mountains.’
The latest issue of Dark Mountain will be our springboard into the imagination. No writing experience is necessary – just bring an open, inquisitive mind and a sense of adventure. These sessions are perfect for engaging with your creativity, either as a seasoned writer, a curious beginner, or for people working in other artforms interested in trying something new.
This workshop is part of a series of divergent creative workshops commissioned by Oriel Wrecsam and supported by Arts Council Wales. They will run on the second Saturday of each month at Oriel Wrecsam, from1pm – 3pm, starting on 11th October. Contact Sophie for more details: e: firstname.lastname@example.org. t: 01978 363264