10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston TQ9 6F
To book, contact Susan Jordan NB This workshop is almost fully booked. If there are no places left, there will be a waiting list.
Ekphrasis is a term from the Greek which may be used to describe a piece of writing that responds directly to visual art. In this workshop we will consider how to use art as a springboard for poems. We’ll look at the concepts behind ekphrastic writing through close readings of Seamus Heaney, Gillian Clarke and WS Merwin. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will be guided towards producing new work during the session, and there will be an opportunity to share early drafts and ideas.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
In this practical writing workshop, we will look at how a poem's shape affects the way in which we read it, and how we can be inspired by the sculptures in the on form exhibition to write new poems.
on form is the only exhibition in the UK dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture, set in the beautiful gardens of Asthall Manor, Burford OX18 4HW: http://www.onformsculpture.co.uk/
Jean-Michel Basquiat first rose to prominence in the late 1970s, when a blend of early post punk, hip hop and street art was breathing new energy into the New York art scene. Basquiat was also influenced by jazz and bebop, as exemplified by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. In this session, we’ll take inspiration from Basquiat’s ‘personal iconography’, the combination of text and image in his paintings, and some jazz-influenced poems – from Langston Hughes and Frank O’Hara, amongst others – and use this improvisatory and collaborative energy to create new poems of our own.
This workshop is held at the Poetry School, 1, Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 2XU
Please note this session is now sold out. Contact the Poetry School to join the waiting list