White Fire: The Spaces Between Words
… with the words you read
The Torah is said to have been written as black fire on white fire. We will be dealing with the realm of the white fire, the spaces between the words.
Reading, according to Roland Barthes, is a performative act. Since no text can fully delineate every aspect of the story, readers become part of the creative process, constantly filling in the gaps with their own contexts — things seen, felt, experienced, and read. Bibliotherapy deals with the ways in which we fill in these gaps.
This is an experiential workshop. Writing in this workshop will center on the ways we engage with texts, the ways we "write" them. The writing exercises will be suitable even for those with less writing experience but with a love for words. Since this is a process-oriented, rather than a product-oriented way of working, with each session emerging from what transpired in the former session, the workshop will take place over eight weeks.