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The Poetry School: Letting Your Avant-Garde Down (Bristol)
Tue 23 Jan 2018 to Tue 20 Feb 2018
An invitation to innovate, explore and take risks with your writing. Tutor: Caleb Parkin
We are the avant-garde! This course is an invitation to innovate, explore and take risks with your writing. Through five fortnightly sessions, you’ll explore avant-garde techniques harvested from the Surrealists, Situationists, Oulipo and more – from found and black-out poems, to automatic and ‘uncreative writing’. These exercises can not only encourage us to bypass our usual or habitual thought processes, but can also help access new aesthetics, forms, ideas and personal topics for poetry. You’ll be given fun, stimulating ‘ways in’ to the avant-garde, encouraged to work up pieces and – who knows? – perhaps we’ll start our very own movement.

Tutor: Caleb Parkin
Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, artist, facilitator, educator & filmmaker, based in Bristol. His career has encompassed media production, education, the arts, and their therapeutic/wellbeing applications – these days, he works with schools, museums, science centres, universities, and more. His work has appeared in a range of publications in print and online – he was second prize-winner in the National Poetry Competition 2016, shortlisted in The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016, commended in the Ware Open Poetry Competition 2016, and recently longlisted in the Winchester Poetry Prize.

Dates: 5 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 23 January 2018.
Location: Bristol
Cost: £90

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