Wed, 15 Nov|
Queerness as Disruption | Poetry Workshop | Limited 20 Places | £20
Queerness disrupts the hetero norm in society, but how can we recreate that disruption on the page? Poet Serge Neptune (pictured) invites you to experiment and explore the possibilities of discontinuity, non-sense, and surrealism. For beginners and experienced writers of poetry.
Time & Location
15 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
About the Workshop
We are going to look at the work of a few queer poets to see how they approach the queerness of language, its misreadings, mistranslations, silliness, and musical registers, and how they defy and subvert what some consider to be the “norm”.
We are going to do some exercises to produce some new work, but most important to challenge the way we think about poetry in its relation to queerness, language, and the world around us.
Among the queer poets we are going to read are Jameson Fitzpatrick, Sam Sax, Oluwaseun Olayiwola, Ellora Sutton, CA Conrad, Richard Scott (this list might change).
Who the workshop for?
Beginner/intermediate poetry writers interested in trying something different.
Minimum Course Numbers 2023/4
To keep Out on the Page sustainable whilst allowing for experimentation and diversity in the range of activities we offer, we are setting minimum course numbers for our paid activities to go ahead. The minimum attendee number for this course to ahead is 6. If for some reason, this is not reached by 7 days before the course, we will cancel the activity and refund anyone who has bought tickets within two weeks.
Partial Bursaries for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for this workshop. To enquire about a bursary please email Paul, his email address is email@example.com
About Serge Neptune
Serge ♆ Neptune has been called ‘the little merman of British poetry’. He is a Faber Academy alumnus and a queer neuro-divergent poet based in London. His work has been placed in the National Poetry Competition and the Winchester Poetry Competition. Several poems appeared in Propel, The North, The Rialto, Banshee, Magma, and elsewhere. His new pamphlet, Mother Night, is forthcoming with the Emma Press in 2024.
This ticket covers all zoom workshops and access to the Slack platform. Partial bursaries are potentially available depending on your circumstances and our bursary fund levels. If you want to apply for a part-bursary please email firstname.lastname@example.org.£20.00