NIGHT & REFUGE – Live Writing Room
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
is a Trinidadian Scottish writer working on their eighth full-length book (their fourth from Carcanet Press).
is a Latinx bilingual poet born in Argentina who lives and works in the UK.
grew up in Glasgow and is currently based in London.
– (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