The Poetry School Camarade

Weekend course on collaboration.

Venue: Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Date: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July
Time: 1 – 6pm, plus 7.30pm performance on Sunday
Level: open to all

Camarade readings are the primary collaborative poetry events of the Enemies project, and have taken place 21 countries with over 150 events with over 500 poets and artists since 2012.

The Poetry School Camarade – Sunday July 17th
Venue 1: Rich Mix Arts Centre – 7.30pm – Free Entrance
Alex MacDonald & Mark Waldron / Tamar Yoseloff & Alison Gill / John Canfield & Joe Turrent / Rishi Dastidar & Ali Lewis / Ella Frears & Lavinia Singer / SJ Fowler and more.

Saturday’s July 16th 2016 workshop
1pm – Introduction to the possible methods of collaboration in poetry and text.
2.30pm – Facilitated group writing exercises and practise performances.
3.30pm – Facilitated breakout sessions for collaborations in pairs.
5pm – Group discussion on the process, final pairs confirmed and feedback.

Featuring a discussion of the philosophies behind collaborative writing, the diffusion of the poet’s identity in collaboration and the consequences of that for solo writing. Extended explorations of the notion of the reading versus the performance, group writing, conceptual writing, constraint writing, improvisation and more literary methods like line-to-line and stanza-to-stanza. Features both talks, discussions and exercises.

Sunday’s July 17th workshop
1pm – The history of collaboration in poetry featuring source materials provided to the participants, covering a selection of salient examples from 20th century poetry, including movements like the Surrealists, CoBrA, The Beats and assorted examples from the likes of Ian Hamilton Finlay and John Furnival, Ron King and Roy Fisher, Anne Waldman and Joe Brainard.
2.30pm – An analysis of a host of collaborative performances from The Enemies Project video archive with footage screening and discussion.
4pm – Facilitated rehearsal of group collaborations and final paired works, with feedback.

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