Creating and Using Poetry (part of Doing Together 2023)
Creating and Using poetry
Workshop with Lucy English as part of doing together 2023
Monday 3 April 2023
doing together is a yearly two-day making and sharing practice symposium at Locksbrook Campus, hosted by Bath Spa University’s Centre of Cultural and Creative Industries and Art Research Centre. Workshops, delivered by staff and PGR students from across the University, share practice-based research methods and a broad range of approaches to practice. doing together is proposed as a generous space to make/do/share and discuss practice with colleagues from a range of different Schools. Throughout the symposium, facilitators - alongside participants - test out ways of doing together in an effort to make their practice-based research explicit, rather than simply describe it.
Poetry is a wonderfully condensed medium. It also can be combined with other art forms such as visual art, music, film or performance. Rather than using an existing text, participants learning to write their own poetry and what to do with it next. The workshop was a practical and hands on, and took a collaborative approach to creativity and generating ideas.
The workshop was run by Dr Lucy English, Professor of Creative Enterprise at Bath Spa University. Lucy is a spoken word poet and poetry filmmaker. Her recent project, The Book of Hours, was shortlisted for the 2019 New Media Writing Award.