Join resting up collective for a 90-minute creative workshop that asks how we can prioritise rest in a world that sees it as unproductive.
This workshop will offer practical tools to introduce resting through creative practice into every day while practising self- and collective care. Through writing exercises, discussing readings and collective imagining, resting up collective will work with participants to start building a world where rest is more important than working.
Participants will be given Resting Toolkits, including online resources and writing exercises, to take away and use as the foundations of their ongoing practice of rest.
resting up collective is an interdisciplinary group of chronically ill and disabled friends practising slowness/crip time to create, think, and interrupt neoliberal pressures and expectations on the body. The workshop is facilitated by EOP member Jennifer Brough with Charlotte Heather.
Jennifer Brough (she/they) is a workshop facilitator and slow writer based in Nottingham. She writes fiction, reviews, and personal essays exploring the body, gender, pain, art and literature. She is working on an essay collection and a poetry pamphlet.
Jennifer is involved in projects centred in disability/illness and feminism, and is a founding member of resting up collective, an interdisciplinary sick group of artists.
Charlotte Heather (they/she) is a writer and facilitator exploring unconventional narrative approaches through crip writing. Their work has appeared in Hotel, Spam, New Gothic Review and Lighthouse Journal amongst others and their pamphlet, I Fig Wasp, is forthcoming with Bottlecap Press. Charlotte runs the remote body, a DIY organisation that facilitates online arts events prioritising chronically ill and disabled people, and is a member of resting up collective.