This Thursday instead of our usual classroom environment, we are going on a field trip. We meet at 10:30 (within walking distance of where I live – how cool is that?) and then all disperse not to meet again until 15:30. In a bar. We are the epitome of civilised writers and I shall drink gin for the occasion.
We are going on a psychogeography trip, again for me a new concept and a chance to learn something. There is a really useful review of Merlin Coverley’s ‘Psychogeography – by Stuart Kelly naturally.
I really love the concept of drawing round a wine glass to decide a route and I am thinking I may draw round the bottom of a gin bottle. I read something the other day which I am desperately trying to find to reproduce here…something about how the environment affects the behaviour and emotions of the individual. Ack! I will find it later.
I have also now added Iain Sinclair ‘Lights Out For The Territory’ to my reading list; a list which is now taller than me. More about psychogeography later. I have some reading material to finish, provided in the pack Sam Kelly put together for us, and I have an idea about how to approach my walk that I need to flesh out. It’s all very exciting!