NIGHT & REFUGE – Live Writing Room

Caroline Bergvall & Sonic Atlas present:
A collaborative poem writing event

via Zoom – a link will be sent to you on the day of the event (register in advance)

A unique opportunity to witness the creation of a collaborative poem between five different poets UK-based poets of very different practices and reputations.
Following a brief set by Bergvall, the poets will be exploring themes of the night, of seeking refuge, and share their processes. This collaborative process is inspired by the tradition of Renga – an ancient and strict rule-bound Japanese form of collective writing.
The writing process, its developments and the conversations between the poets will be visible throughout on a Shared Writing Desk.
The Live Writing Room has been developed by visual artist Mays Albeik who will act as the event’s Desk Manager. The conversations and the developing lines of the poem will be recorded by the project’s sound artist Jamie Hamilton. Poets filmed by project’s cinematographer Andrew Delaney.
Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian Scottish writer working on their eighth full-length book (their fourth from Carcanet Press).
Will Harris is a poet and critic from London.
Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet born in Argentina who lives and works in the UK.
Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London.
Caroline Bergvall – (Host-poet of the event) French-Norwegian Anglophonic poet, sound artist, and writer, who works across art forms, media and languages.
The event will close with a short reading by the poets.
Part of Festival of Hope by Versopolis.

This event was made possible with funding from Arts Council England and support from

Photo by Thierry Bal
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