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Open call: Rewire Reflections - music magazine workshop

01 Mar 2024

Following last year’s pilot edition resulting in an online publication, this year’s Rewire Reflections will invite aspiring and early-career critics, writers, and researchers to join an intensive writing workshop led by Laura Snapes (music journalist and deputy music editor at the Guardian), and to create a zine that will be launched on the last day of the festival.

Participants are given the opportunity to interview artists and speakers or to reflect upon the festival’s music, context and film programme, whether in traditional reviews, discursive essays or more experimental, playful forms of the writer’s own invention. During the workshop, participants will discuss and experiment with creative and critical approaches to writing about music, as well as enter into a collective editorial process leading up to the print publication including daily meetings, editing and production, and writing to word counts and deadlines.

The workshop and zine launch will be hosted at The Grey Space in the Middle. Guest critics joining the morning sessions will be Jasper Willems (Beats Per Minute) and Pieter Volckaert (Not So Difficult). The evening sessions are more informal moments for meeting, writing, and regrouping for the next day. 

Please send a short motivation letter and three ideas to by Monday March 11th. Selected participants will be notified by Thursday March 14th. The participation fee for the workshop is €50,-. Participants will receive a 3-Day Pass that grants access to the Rewire 2024 programme, excluding Plus Ticket concerts.

Laura Snapes is the deputy music editor of the Guardian and a contributor to publications including Pitchfork, the New York Times and Vogue. She has previously held editorial positions at Pitchfork and NME, and in 2019 published an oral history of the French pop-rock band Phoenix titled Liberté, Egalité, Phoenix, on Rizzoli.


  • Online kick-off workshop: Monday March 25th (time tbc)
  • 1st workshop day: Thursday April 4th, 6-7 pm
  • 2nd workshop day: Friday April 5th, 11-11.30 am and 6-7 pm
  • 3rd workshop day: Saturday April 6th, 11-11.30 am and 6-8 pm
  • 4th workshop day: Sunday April 7th, between 3-5 pm (launch)