Negotiating with the Dead

I was inspired this month by Margaret Attwood’s ‘Negotiating with the Dead: a Writer on Writing’ in which she expands on the theme of Death, on a writer’s journey into the Other World, where the dead dance and the stories live.
It’s a book filled with marvellous ideas, like this one:

‘Dead bodies can talk if you know how to listen to them, and they want to talk, and they want us to sit down beside them and listen to their sad stories’

Accordingly, ‘Death at the Red Rose’ is a tale of a dead body, and I’ve started working on a play about an inquest for one of my OU assignments.

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