Ditch the Fear: Poetry Workshop with Fay Roberts
Did you have a lockdown resolution to "be more creative"? Keep meaning to "get around to writing more"? Find yourself stopping before you even start? Let Fay Roberts, veteran of NaPoWriMo (writing a new poem for every day in April) and #PoetryToGo (a poetry equivalent of fast food stall, churning out bespoke verse) help you ditch that itchy inner nag that won't let you get your words out.
MAY 19 @ 2PM
Swipe Write: Using and Exploring the Digital in Creative Writing
Do you worry about using texts and the digital in your writing? Do you love pushing creative boundaries with digital art and writing? Are your texts mere pieces of communication or a creative, interwoven tapestry of your digital identity? Whatever your answer is to any of these questions, this workshop is a friendly and creative environment designed to interrogate the creative use of texting and the digital in our everyday lives as well discuss the roles of poetry, audience, and emojis play while we explore how texting is a form of creative writing.
MAY 23 @ 12PM
IN Digital Magpies: Crafting Virtual Jewels
In this 90-minute creative writing workshop, participants will engage with and respond to prompts from around the internet, forging connections between disparate sources to build something greater than the sum of its parts. The result is synthesis, or creation. Whether this pandemic was the first time participants have been stuck in a home, city, or country or the pandemic represented more of the same, after this workshop they will have the tools they need to craft their own virtual jewels from a collection of digital detritus.
MAY 23 @ 7PM
The Beardo Bards of the Bardo: There's No Such Thing as the Road Not Taken
A bit of the beat poetry, some love stuff, all sorts of stories to make you laugh, cry, think, and feel uncomfortable plus Haikus, Triolets, Tankas, and maybe Tonka Toys.
MAY 23 @ 9:30PM
Writing into Imagined Archives
Archival thinking is about how we conceive of and enact the ways in which we record, gather, organise/catalogue and share experiences, objects, narratives. In this workshop, we will write into imagined spaces beyond what is gathered to explore ways to connect within and beyond archival practices and thinking. We will be aiming to create a highly imagined, impossible space. Please do join me. This will be a discussion and writing based workshop.
MAY 26 @ 10AM
University of Glasgow Creative Writing Center Open Mic
Colin Herd and Erin Gannon will host an open mic for all our new and existing UofG Creative Writing students. All are welcome, though only UofG students may read.
MAY 26 @ 8PM
Deep Dive Workshop: Rock n' Roll Ekphrasis
Dr. Cailean McBride and Erin Gannon are both authors for whom rock n' roll is an integral part of their practice. Cailean has written a novel about the history of rock called, Elegie, which follows a musician through the heady days of late 60s to the corruption of all we held dear about it in the 70s. Erin is currently writing a long-form hybrid poem / rock opera for her PhD dissertation -- so this workshop is for fiction writers, poets, and everything in between. Wear your best leather jacket! And yes, that IS Stevie Nicks.
MAY 27 @ 2PM
OrangeApple Press: An Anthology in Two Hours
Build a spontaneous anthology with orangeapplepress! Join the orangeapplepress editors as we build an anthology together in an hour and a half through writing exercises, discussions of spontaneous writing and experimental writing practices as well as selected readings from the editors.
MAY 28 @ 4PM
The Universal Poem
Take part in the Universal Poem: "A universal, infinite poem from all of humanity. One person, one verse."
Come to this live event, where we'll spend an hour writing our own verses to contribute to the Universal Poem.
The poem of our species.
MAY 28 @ 6PM
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-THE STILL-AT-HOME FRINGE FEST TEAM