The Incomers Project: Session 2

Join us for the second of five workshops led by writer Sally O’Reilly on storytelling and difference, running from May to July 2017.

Introduction to the project

At some point, and to varying degrees, we are all incomers to one another’s lives. Every day we intersect with others and retell their stories, fill in gaps and misremember the details of their biographies. The Incomers Project explores storytelling through different perspectives in five practical workshops that are free and open to all.

The workshops will use experimental storytelling techniques to channel fantasies, lies, reminiscences and rumours into narratives, vignettes and dialogues for radio or podcast. And the working fabric of Margate will provide the sonic backdrop to these stories, set in the Lido, perhaps, or the archives of Margate Museum or a MOT garage.

Session 2: Wednesday 7 June 2017, 3-6pm – Gathering Material

We discuss how to work collectively from multiple texts. In smaller groups, we swap texts and start thinking about how we want to transform another’s narrative, also in relation to the sites identified in the last session. We go out into town and start making sketches, observations and gathering materials from the sites.

In between this workshop and the next one: everyone works independently or in twos or threes on a text.

Practical information

This workshop will take place at Open School East. All five workshops are connected and we recommend people attend all of them to make the most out of the project and contribute to it fully. People only able to attend a few of them are nonetheless welcome to join.

Free, open to all, please book with Ayaan Bulale via

More information about the project and the four other sessions can be found here.