WRITERS’ CENTRE KINGSTON PRESENTS POEM BRUT
March THURSDAY 22nd : at Kingston University
WITH aRTISTS, POETS, WRITERS including Harry Man, Sarah Dawson, Lucy furlong, IRIS COLOMB, SUSIE CAMPBELL, JULIA ROSE LEWIS.
From this special event, the Writers' Centre Kingston programme shifts from themed discussion events to four innovative evenings bringing together multiple speakers and performers. Poem Brut is an exploration of artistic creative writing - poetry and colour, handwriting, composition, abstraction, scribbling, illustration - a project that aims to engage and energise poets, writers, artists, readers and listeners. Poem Brut affirms the possibilities of the page, the pen, the pencil for the poet in a computer age - generating over a dozen events, multiple exhibitions, workshops, conferences and publications.
Poem Brut aims to ask what is in the shape of a letter? What images do words recall? What is the meaning of colour in poetry and text upon the page? And white space? How does the situation of a poem change its meaning? Why is composition not a concept that applies to a medium that is innately visual? In literature, why has content overwhelmed context? Why has product dominated process? Poem Brut, in a playful, creative and accessible manner, aims to redress some of these concerns. This event will present innovative new live commissions by those innovating in the field.