2020-2021 Factory 2:0: the write way…

July 21, 2021 @PAF

Led by velvet leigh

When: 16:00 - 18:00

Where: garden - up the hill, between the roses & the lavender

poetry | reading | & writing prompts.

the peacock book i promised from last time.

and some extras on the topic of the unexpected twists and turns life brings.


bring your notebook & your pen … and/or a digital device.

i will provide copies of the poems, so folks can listen or also read along.


“Speech has always felt like an inadequate freeze-frame for the life inside of me.”

- Hannah Gadsby


June 9, 2021 @PAF

Led by velvet leigh

When: 16:00-18:00*

*(we’ll aim to wrap it up at 17:45 for folks running off to DAIstrology and/or swarm rave)

Where: garden - up the hill, between the roses & the lavender

so, here we are; together again in space & time, in flesh.

embodied experience. situated reality|ies.

near to the end of the week.

come write about these…

or any other thing that is in your heart, or on your mind.


we’ll jump in again with a variety of prompts. a place to begin.

little gems to stimulate words, energies, vibrations, thoughts.

and i’ll explain (of course) what the f i mean with peacock, ostrich, giraffe.


bring your souls, your selves, your luscious, luminous seeking minds.

bring your notebook & your pen.


“The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.”

- Ursula Le Guin

“the artist whose medium is language says in words what cannot be said in words.”

- velvet leigh



May 18, 2021 (online)

Led by velvet leigh

When: 15:00 -17:00

Where: ZOOM (link to be shared by velvet via email)

during the write way…v2. session (DAI week april), an interest emerged to help each other with writing thesis / draft / proposals.

therefore, this “interstitial” student-led writing session for sharing where we’re at, and giving / getting support and feedback.

1st years with draft thesis proposals.

2nd years with whatever pep talk, encouragement, support we can offer. (and provided you’re up for tearing yourself away from wherever you’re at to join here for a couple of hours.)

my suggestion would be to come with a page with a maximum 500 words that can be screen-shared or pasted into google docs, so we can read along together and look at the text for giving feedback.

additional bonus: if you email your text to me before end of the day on monday, i may have time to do a pre-read prior to the session (but no promises).

"i write to find out what i think about something."

- anne carson


April 23, 2021 (online)

Led by velvet leigh

When: 14:00 - 16:00

Where: ZOOM (link to be shared by velvet via email)

building from last month’s initial session, we’ll continue with our discussion of writing practice, pick up with specific topics and questions that came up, and dig in with one or two in-session writing prompts.

velvet will propose a structure for how we might move forward (towards upcoming next sessions) in a way that aims to be wide enough to incorporate the variety of interests among us, while also pointed enough to focus on developing the subtle details of language, practice, and craft. 

if you missed last session, it will be easy to join right in.

sharpen your pencils and get your notebooks ready. 


“the limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

- lugdwig wittgenstein


March 25, 2021 (online)

Led by velvet leigh

When: 14:00 - 15:30

Where: ZOOM (link to be shared by velvet via email)

what is writing? what can be its purpose? its various uses?

join velvet in a discussion of writing and writing practice.

whatever kind of writing you do, or want to do, is relevant.

if your interest is in making text-based work, or using writing to further develop your thinking, or any other part of your living - bring it!

let’s get into it.

we’ll talk about habits, tricks, pitfalls & process.

how to use writing to say what you want, and to figure out what (the heck) you want to be saying in the first place.

writing (practice) can help get you there.


“the production of texts can be one way of reconfiguring what will count as the world.”

- judith butler