We hope you enjoy our programme!
Friday 14 January 2022
registration (time to buy tickets for the day)
Workshop with Michał Kamil Piotrowski. "Erase to create"
A lot of people don’t write because they are afraid of the white page; they don’t know how to start. But what if you were already given a text to start with - wouldn’t that be easier? During the workshop, you will learn how to work with found text and how to write your own poem based on texts you can find at home. You will create the starting point for the poem and add content to make it complete. Let’s write your first erasure poem together!
Reading 1 - Fran Lock, Matt Martin
Reading 2 - Stephen Emmerson, SJ Fowler
Expert panel with Stephen Emmerson, SJ Fowler, Fran Lock and Matt Martin. Hosted by Michał Kamil Piotrowski. "Writing for performance"
Performing poetry can be a natural step after writing it. Can all poetry be performed, though? Should you plan ahead when thinking about how to perform a poem you’re writing? Is writing for performance different from writing for print? We will answer these questions (and some more), and also run a short Q&A session so YOU can ask questions too!
Saturday 15 January 2022
Registration (time to buy tickets for the day)
Workshop with Michał Kamil Piotrowski. "Where is the meaning? Plant inspired asemic writing"
Did you know that you can write visual poems devoid of traditional meaning in language? Did you know that you can create the meaning yourself? Did you know that you can write without words or even letters? Together, inspired by structures that we can find in plants, we will create signs (written marks that have a standard meaning) that you will use to make your first asemic visual poem (one without semantic meaning).
Reading 3 - Tim Atkins, Juha Virtanen
Reading 4 - Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Nisha Ramayya
Expert panel with Tim Atkins, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Nisha Ramayya and Juha Virtanen. Hosted by Michał Kamil Piotrowski. "Finding your voice as an innovative poet"
If you like experimentation, you will probably enjoy reading and writing experimental poetry. But how to start? How do you find your voice as an innovative poet? During the expert panel our poets will share their stories and give advice on how to start writing. There will also be time to ask questions!
Sunday 16 January 2022
14:30 - registration (time to buy tickets for the day)
Participatory sound poetry performance with Sophie Stone and Jason Hodgson - "Bridging the gap between Sound Poetry and Experimental Music"
Sophie Stone and Jason Hodgson will perform four sound works exploring the spoken word. Sophie and Jason both have a background in composing and performing experimental music, which includes improvisation, graphic scores, installations, and taking music outside of the concert hall. They will perform spoken word pieces including Sophie Stone’s “As Sure as Time...” (2016), Steve Gisby’s com-bi-na-to-ri-al-ly (revised 2018), Jason Hodgson’s Language is a Fictitious Fact (2013), and a new collaborative piece based on the text of John Cage’s Silence: Lectures and Writings (1939). Three duets will be followed by a performance including audience participation.
Reading 5 - Iris Colomb, Nell Perry
Reading 6 - Janani Ambikapathy, Karenjit Sandhu
Reading 7 - Stephen Mooney, Michał Kamil Piotrowski
Expert panel with Janani Ambikapathy, Iris Colomb, Stephen Mooney, Nell Perry and Karenjit Sandhu. Hosted by Michał Kamil Piotrowski. "Presentation and print of innovative poetry"
Some say that all poetry is visual and that one full stop can change the meaning of a poem. So should you have the presentation of the poem in mind when writing it? How do you prepare your poetry for print? The poets will share advice from the point of view of poet and publisher. There will also be time to ask questions as we also planned a Q&A session.