The poetry workshop with George Ttoouli is an introduction to sound poetry and the patterns underpinning how we ‘hear’ the sense of a poem. Language will be stripped back to its barest components and rebuilt unit by unit until you cannot even say ‘dog’ without feeling the word defamiliarising on your tongue!
George Ttoouli is an Honorary Teaching Fellow for the Warwick Writing Programme, and a freelance writer and editor. He has variously been a publisher, festival organiser, and education projects manager. His debut poetry collection Static Exile (2009) received excellent reviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend one of his unique workshops!
Place: St Anne’s College
Date: 15 January 2013
Time: 4 – 6 pm. (Join George at the pub afterwards for a spot of socialising!)
TONIGHT: Oxford Poetry Society, together with Ron Bush and the Drue Heinz Fund for Visiting Poets will present a special poetry reading, featuring Karl Kirchwey. Karl Kirchwey is the arts director at the American Academy in Rome. He is an award-winning poet, whose poetry is uniquely influenced by Greek and Roman mythologies and histories. Join us for an evening of original poetry at St. John’s College. This is a free event. All are welcome!
Please join us at 8:30 pm, St. John’s Lecture Room C at 15 St. Giles, St. John’s College
Very Best Regards,
The Committee for the Oxford Poetry Society
There will be an informal poetry-themed gathering in the Somerville College MCR, on Wednesday the 21st of November, starting at 6:30pm.* The plan is to sit around, drink things, eat things, and talk about poetry. Bring a poem that you like, either of your own or by someone else. All are welcome! Meet at the Little Clarendon Street entrance at 6:30, or if later ring the bell marked MCR.
A result of a collaboration between the composer Joseph Currie (Faculty of Music), Alkistis Mavrokefalou (Ruskin), and Shelley James (Royal College of Art), Action Potential, a live installation piece, is taking place on the 24th November.
In a room simulating the human brain, poets, dancers, artists, musicians, and neurophysiologists will work together, responding simultaneously to some glass flutes, sculpted by Shelley James. The aim is to explore how the same objects can be variously interpreted through different media while creating an immersive, dynamic, and layered environment.
We are looking for a number of poets who are willing to write ‘live’ responses to the objects. These writings will, hopefully, will be projected onto screens. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The performance will take place between 12pm and 1.30pm on the 24th November, in the Faculty of Music. Participants will be needed from 10am.
All are welcome to an informal discussion with Oxford poet Jane Griffiths & members of the music department, who have boldly offered to help us ruminate on relationships between poetry and music. This discussion group is an experiment in form. You bring thoughts, we will provide free wine and prompts. Questions we might ask: Is rap poetry? Are the musical elements of poetry disappearing? How do lyrics and music speak to one another? If you would like to participate, RSVP to email@example.com
King’s Arms, Oxford. 7:30 pm. Your chance to sign up for discounted membership!