Thursday, 17 January 2008

Imagine... Remember, Reflect, React

Thankyou to the wonderful readers and writers who attended the workshop this evening to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th). We were guests of Chesterfield Library's World of Words Reading Group, who have been reading Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky who died in Auschwitz in August 1942.

HMD is recognised internationally as the day to commemorate victims of all genocides and to explore wider issues of prejudice and discrimination. Together we wrote on the challenging subjects of persecution and loss, the resilience of life in the face of destruction, and the creative seeds of change.

Alongside some moving pieces by Chesterfield Young Writers, the writing produced will be on display in Chesterfield Library for a month from January 25th, as well as three poems I have been commissioned to write for the event.

Click here for more information on Holocaust Memorial events across the UK and to light a virtual candle of remembrance.


Anonymous said...

Hi River, just wanted to say thank you for running the writing workshop last night :) I was trying to think about other sources that might be useful, and wondered if you'd read Fatherland by Robert Harris?

River Wolton said...

Thanks for coming to the workshop! Haven't read Fatherland but will look it up and suggest it to library staff for the book display alongside the writing for HMD.

Anonymous said...

Hi River, just wanted to second Suzanne's vote of thanks for the workshop last week. Really kickstarted my writing again, so thanks very much!

Tony K.

River Wolton said...

That's great, Tony. Keep the pen moving!
all the best