“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard
A further gathering of devout diarologists took place in the Urban Writers House last Thursday night to consider avenues for situating and extending discussion of our juvenilia into a range of possible research frameworks within the field of creative writing and beyond. Contexts such as memoir studies and memory studies, ideas of reading and writing as therapeutic practices, and future forays into essayistic and documentary space are all under consideration. Wider readings are being sourced and shared as we tease out our understanding of the diaristic impulse – past and present, digital and analogue – as means to capture, to confess, and to confide.
A third movement will be held in July.