This caught my eye…. looks like it could be a really stimulating event.
Date: Wednesday 25 April, 2018 2.30pm – 5pm
Price: Full price: £25, Concession: £18, Poetry Society Members: £18
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
This dynamic workshop with visual artist Zoe Benbow and poet Sarah Corbett will lead you through a series of meditations, writing and drawing exercises designed to release creativity and engage the imagination in order to create new worlds in image and text. You will walk through imaginary landscapes, map a journey and work with fragments of found text.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to invent and play. All materials will be provided.
The opening of Sarah and Zoe’s collaborative exhibition, Dorothy’s Colour, and a poetry reading with guest poet Susan Wicks, will follow from 6pm.
Sarah Corbett was born in Chester in 1970 and grew up in North Wales. She received a BA honours in English and Sociology from Leeds University in 1992, an MA in Creative Writing from The University of East Anglia in 1998 and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Manchester in 2013. Sarah taught Creative Writing for the Open University from 2004 – 2009 and is currently part-time Lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Sarah was awarded a residency at The Yaddo Foundation in 2005 and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2012.
Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1989 Zoe Benbow has chosen to centre her career in studio practice. Based in London. Benbow has undertaken five international residencies and eighteen solo shows alongside numerous group exhibitions. Work is represented in many corporate and public collections including Queen Mary University of London, The British Council and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 2013 Benbow collaborated with the poet Deryn Rees Jones in the touring exhibition Where we begin to Look- Landscape and Poetry which was presented at The Poetry Society London, The Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University and other venues.