- The Line is a Circle led by Rhys Trimble
Friday, 14th May 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Online event
The Line is a Circle
Two-part online writing workshop led by poet Rhys Trimble
Friday 14 and Friday 21 May
7pm – 8.30pm
£20 for both sessions
In this workshop with Rhys Trimble we will look at aspects of ecopoetics and combining Watkins leys with ideas drawn from psychogeography and dérive to produce creative work. You can submit poems produced to Ledbury Poetry Festival’s open call Ley Hunt: Ways, Lines and Tracks https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ley-hunt-ways-lines-and-tracks/
Drawing from the kinds of poetry, prose or artwork that use lists as a litany, and ritual in order to evoke the transcendental. Attention will also be given to the use of history, locality and scale. Familiar objects can become a fetishary, and create written work that could be a Medicine wheel a list of linked objects that make a map for walking for your future self or a stranger.
In this two-part workshop Rhys Trimble will set the scene and explain the poetics of some inspirational writers along with Alfred Watkins techniques and the more esoteric ideas that his work inspired later. Participants then carry out their own fieldwork and writing that will be refined with help from the Tutor in part two along with encouragement to read aloud.
Testimonials from some of Rhys’s other workshops:
“the class[es] were delightful! You created a wonderful tone, and they were fun..and helpful!” (Melissa, USA)
I’ve just completed an online course on Processual Poetry with Rhys Trimble which I really enjoyed. The experimental nature of the course has pushed me in directions that hadn’t occurred to me before and I can see a real progression in my writing… Thanks for a great course (Angharad).