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Liz Cashdan


Kill your darlings

There are rich picking to be had for creative writers who spend time in museums. That’s what visitors to OCA tutor Liz Cashdan’s Memory and Memoir writing workshop discovered at Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words last weekend. Roaming the Victorian galleries of Weston Park in search of a starting point, the workshop participants (among […]

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Never quite at home

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date   OCA tutor Liz Cashdan’s most recent collection of poems ‘Things of Substance: New and Selected Poems’ was published in April by Five Leaves Publications, and launched at the Sheffield Poetry Festival and the Sticky Bun Club in […]

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Close encounter

Reykholt, Geysir, Gullfos, Arnastap, Bru, Stykkishōlnur, Spákonufell, Smirlabjargarvirlgun In 2009, OCA tutors Liz Cashdan (creative writing) and Pat Hodson (textiles) spent the month of August on a NES residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland.  Now, a new book of poems and images, ‘Iceland Stories’, which includes a sequence by sound artist Jessica Rowland, is to be published, inspired by […]

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Liz Cashdan reading two of her Icelandic Poems

Liz Cashdan reads from her Icelandic poetry from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo. OCA Creative Writing tutor Liz Cashdan was in the office a few weeks ago. and we took the opportunity to record her reading two of her poems. Of particular interest is that Liz traveled to Iceland Last year with another […]

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