Story Portals

This weekend in Allenheads, Northumberland, a number of brief scifi stories are dotted around the village for visitors to find and step into another world, another time. You can read the stories here: The seven stories by Lisa Chatterjee, Rob La Frenais, Robert Good, Jake Tinsley, Tracey Warr, Ruby Watts and Liz Wells appear at…

Science fiction midsummer weekend

Art, science and science fiction in Northumberland for the Continuum Midsummer Weekend in Allenheads 22-23 June. Exhibitions, workshops, performances and a sunset to sunrise musical drone. I will be running a future fiction workshop with Rob La Frenais. Sun 23 June 1-2pm. Book at traceykwarr@gmail.com. We have organised a trail of future fiction portals around…

Long Weekend for Writers at Dartington

As part of Dartington’s Word Up! programme of short courses you can get away to a beautiful place to finish that book and learn how to get it published. This three day course will give you tips on how to get your manuscript finished and how to approach publishers. If you are thinking about self-publishing,…

The Midden – art and ecology

My most recent art publicationThe Midden is published by Finnish publishers, Garret and  HIAP, and designed by NODE, Berlin. I co-edited this exploration of contemporary art and ecology with Jenni Nurmenniemi and wrote one of the essays. Other essays are by Antti Salminen, Taru Elfving, Jussi Parikka and Jenni Nurmenniemi, along with two short texts by…

Writing the Future

Writers wearing future perception devices and investigating a red and white object in Hexham during fieldwork to the future in the Writing the Future workshop I just ran in Hexham Book Festival with Rob La Frenais. We looked at the openings of future fiction novels by J.G. Ballard, Ursula LeGuin and Russell Hoban and wrote…

Writing the Future Workshop

‘On exoplanet 55555b Frank span around, hearing something big in the water near a lilypatch, but missed sight of it.’ Writing the Future workshop, Sun 5 May 2-5pm, Hexham Book Festival, http://www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk ‘The thrill of an empty planet to do better with.’ ‘Wealths lining their pockets for their exoplanet escape. Capitalism is cannibalism.’ ‘It was standing…

Writing the future

I am leading a writers’ workshop on Writing the Future in Hexham on Sunday, 5 May 2-5pm, together with curator Rob La Frenais. The workshop is part of the Hexham Book Festival. Bring your ideas about the future and develop your narratives with us. Start with a place; consider current social, political, environmental, technological conditions; now…

Future Fiction Workshop

The Continuum project is bringing art and science together via the bridge of speculative literature. The project is organised by Allenheads Contemporary Arts, the only arts venue in the UK with an astronomical observatory. Continuum was launched last night in Newcastle with presentations by artists and interactions with the International Space Station. As part of this project,…

Frontiers in Retreat

For the last five years I have been a participant in the art and ecology research project, Frontiers in Retreat. The project engaged with a range of sites across Europe and involved 25 artists and 8 curatorial organisations. Research in the project took me to the Catalan Pyrenees (with CAN), to Finnish islands (with HIAP) and to…