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Instructions for Throwing your Voice with Clare Shaw
Thu 17 Sep 2015 to Thu 22 Oct 2015
Ventriloquism: the art or practice of speaking in such a manner that the voice does not appear to come from a speaker but from another source
From bus shelters to Biblical characters, taking in animals, weather, famous portraits and numberless other representations of silenced peoples, poetry has a long history of ventriloquism. Referring to contemporary and historical examples in poetry; we'll look at why poets might want to speak in voices other than their own.

We'll find material in visual art, mythology, and social history; as well as personal artefacts and stories. As we address the possibility that we can speak for all people and all things, we'll explore the freedom - and the ethical dilemmas - that this approach opens up for us.

This course is suitable for new writers looking for inspiration, fun, and support - and for experienced writers who want to expand their focus and to explore the complexities that may arise when the poet's voice is ‘thrown’ into other people's stories. One guest session led by poet, visual artist and creative writing tutor Janine Pinion.

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Additional Information:
North West England
Full cost £90.00 / 60+:£86.00 / Concesssions £72.00

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