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Attention Anthology Launch

14 January 2020 | 6.30pm – 9pm

Morocco Bound, 1A Morocco Street, SE1 3HB


The students of RCA's MA Writing programme invite you to the launch of their latest publication.

Attention is an anthology of student writing developed from an MA Writing workshop on attention, scale, duration and endurance, delivered by Brian Dillon.

‘The task here is to consider the forms of attention or concentration that inform critical (and other kinds of) writing – these may include the duration of looking or experiencing a work of art, place, object, or state; the spatial delimiting of your topic (a place, a room, a detail); the organisation of material by hierarchy or stratification or narrative movement. Among the narrative clichés often levelled at critics is one that says they have not paid enough “attention” to the work at hand… What is, or could be, the duration, extent, and degree of proper attention? We will think about the degree or kind of attention that our writing demands of the reader, and the techniques adopted to persuade a reader that an object or experience is worthy of attention.’

At the launch event, there will be refreshments, readings from contributors and MA Writing's former Head of Programme and now Visiting Professor Brian Dillon, as well as books for sale.

Find out more about our MA Writing programme.