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‘Workshop: WordSplash: a light-hearted workshop playing with the sound of words – Sandra Hill


The sound of language is where it all begins and what it all comes back to. The basic elements of language are physical: the noise words make and the rhythm of their relationship. Ursula Le Guin
This is not a lesson on sound devices and effects, but a soaking in an aural ocean of words. Submerge yourself in the musicality of the words you love, and of the ones you’ve not yet heard. Stream them together into poetry or prose. Write for the ear.

Sandra Hill is a writer and writing facilitator with many years’ experience working with civil society organisations and with groups of people who write for the love of it. Her flagship creative writing course, Write Through Your Heart, is named after a firm belief that good writing requires you to route your writing through your heart as much as it requires mastery of the craft. Sandra’s debut collection of short stories, UnSettled and other stories, was published by Modjaji Books in 2015 and won the SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award in 2016. Her poetry has been published in New Contrast, Aerodrome, Harvest (UWC) and volumes 3 & 4 of The Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology (Jacana). Sandra has a Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Creative Writing from UWC.

Venue: The Green Room