ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE ‘STILL POINTS: MOVING WORLD’ GALLERY
The Stanza Group, Saturday May 23rd – Sunday May 24th
During this weekend, a group of performance writers, working under the name of ‘The Stanza Group’, will be working in the gallery making in-situ work in response to the artwork on display in the exhibition and a magic lantern installation that will be set up during that weekend. This is a great opportunity to see and talk to the performance writing artists, as well as engage with the wonders of the magic lantern.
Symposium, Saturday May 31st, 11am-1pm
A number of the artists whose work is on display in the exhibition will be present to talk about their work and discuss the exhibition. There will be an open question and answer session with all participants in the symposium. A free event and open to all.
Writing Haiku, Saturday June 7th, 11am-12pm
Haiku are very short poems – generally just three lines long – and are written in simple language, but can be powerfully evocative.
This event is a writing mini-workshop with Alan Summers, who will talk about the history and contemporary practice of combining haiku and art. The workshop includes time for you to write your own haiku inspired by the art work in the exhibition.
Alan Summers is a Japan Times award-winning and Pushcart Prize nominated poet, who has been studying and writing haiku for over twenty years, and has been published internationally and translated into more than a dozen languages. He loves to teach and run workshops, bringing people to the Asian writing forms, and through his organisation With Words has students all over the English-speaking world.
A free event and open to all.
Alan’s blog: http://area17.blogspot.com
Poetry Reading, Saturday June 7th, 3:00pm
Momoko” is the first chapter of a long narrative poem, which tells the story of a man traveling to visit his former lover at her home in the country. The man is fragile-seeming and speaks a wry commentary which is mired as much in the landscape of the present, as it is in his past. ‘Something is unfinished’, he is told; ‘nobody likes to be left with a mystery’.
Lizzie Latham is a writer, spoken word poet and visual artist living and working in London.
Performances by artists
Carl Gent, Friday May 23rd 8pm
Cerys Thomas, Saturday May 24th, 2pm
Camilla Nelson, Friday 30th May, 1pm