Writing as Improvisation - Imagination, Creativity and Innovation at Work, with Ron East and Lin Grist

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Writing as Improvisation - Imagination, Creativity and Innovation at Work, with Ron East and Lin Grist

Time: April 17, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Roots & Shoots
Street: Walnut Tree Walk
City/Town: London SE11 6DN
Website or Map: http://www.rootsandshoots.org…
Event Type: amed, writers', group, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2015

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Event Description

Please join us for a welcome return visit of two of our favourite Canadian AMED Writers' Group Members, Ron East and Lin Grist.

Our inquiry question
Using the medium of improvisation, how do we employ our imagination as possibilities, patterns, and composition, to engage creatively with writing skills? 

In a participatory way, this workshop employs the prisms of writing as: identification, transference, and transformation to explore and analyse writing.

Writing as improvisation
'Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates artistic and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but her audience as well.'

(Dr. Rob Wallace PhD, International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation).

About Lin and Ron

Lin currently lives in Canada. She consults in the private, public and voluntary sectors in Canada and in the UK. All of her work in change management is based on the belief that if people feel safe, they have the capacity to dream. And it is that dreaming that will change their lives, their organisations and perhaps the world.


She has two life-long passions. One is the health sector – because it is so complex, always changing, and there are never any easy answers. The other is theatre and the arts, because there is something in the artistic endeavour that has managed to outlast every type of government and business.

Lin has a long standing association with AMED and in particular with the AMED Writers Group. It’s one of the things she misses most about the UK. So, whenever she can, Lin tries to organise her trips across the pond to coincide with AMED Writers’ Group meetings.

Ron has spent over thirty years in professional theatre, as a playwright, producer, and director. He is presently pursuing his passion for the creative process at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where he is completing a PhD, focusing on the neuroscience of the imagination and the creative process.

www.chrysalisconsulting.com, LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lin-grist/14/403/507, Email: lingrist@chrysalisconsulting.com

Cost (payable on arrival): £12 for full AMED Members; £15 for Networkers and Guests. This includes light refreshments.

Afterwards, you’re invited to continue the conversation just across the road at The Ship pub.

RSVP: Please let me know by Wednesday 15 April (earlier if possible) if you're planning to come on 17 April. It would also be a great help if you could indicate your intentions in the RSVP panel on the right hand side of this Events web page.

Best wishes. Bob. E:  bob@amed.org.uk

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