A 3 hour inspiring and uplifting workshop exploring the spontaneity and unpredictability of Cut-Up Poetry. Create imaginative poetry with good company.
No previous experience required. All welcome.
David Bowie used cut-up techniques extensively to create his song lyrics and likened it to a 'western tarot' full of unpredictable insights and illuminations. My own exeprience of cut-up led to some surprising insights which you can read about here.
At this workshop, I'll be inspiring you to create your own cut-up poems and mantras and excavate any hidden meanings that may emerge and how they can inform our lives and enhance the use of our imaginations.
Suitable for anyone & everyone from beginners to experienced wordsmiths who want to explore different techniques or give their writing some unpredictable va va voom.
* A brief history of cut-up poetry
* Spontaneity, imagination, play and unpredictability
* Rip up loads of magazines!
* Opportunity to share works (but no obligation to do so!)
* Create several cut-up poems
* Explore any hidden messages and insights that may occur.
* Tips to keep creating imaginatively
Please bring a magazine/leaflets etc to rip up and any other materials you wish eg. pens/washi tape if you fancy blinging your work. And a notebook.
Scissors, gluesticks, pens and other paraphenalia will also be provided as well as more magazines for you to rip and create with!
Coffee, teas and cookies provided 😁
Cost £21 (waged) Please book tickets here
Unwaged/low income/benefits - please contact me here for concessionary rate : )