Dear All,
Art Writing Writing Art is delighted to announce our November workshop with Holly Corfield Carr:

(The pond, too—that is another poem, for me): a reading workshop*

Monday 17 November 2014, 12.30pm – 2pm
Room G5, 3-5 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB

All Welcome

After her performances in Bristol University’s Goldney Grotto for the Bristol Biennial this September and ahead of her residency at the Bristol Poetry Institute later this term, poet and writer Holly Corfield Carr will host an open seminar for Art Writing Writing Art.  Part reading group, part participatory writing event and part practice-makes-perfect, this seminar will attempt to extract and examine the term ‘site-specific’ within contemporary poetics to ask how usefully the vocabulary of sculpture and performance might be engaged by poets as well as art writers and critics.  With art historians, literature students and new and practicing writers in mind, this seminar will involve and invite lively discussion, close reading and live composition. Bring a pen.

* The title is taken from Ian Hamilton Finlay’s letter to Ernst Jandl (1965)

[image courtesy: Stephanie Elizabeth Third Photography]

Holy Corfield Carr is a writer and artist based in Bristol. This autumn she is taking up the position of Poet in Residence at the Bristol Poetry Instititute at the University of Bristol, where she will be teaching throughout November. Holly Corfield Carr graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009, earning her MA at the University of Sussex in 2010. She is currently completing her first pamphlet with the support of Faber New Poets and the Jerwood / Arvon Mentoring Scheme. Her poems are regularly commissioned for site-specific installation and performance throughout the UK, and recent work has featured at the British Ceramics Biennial, MShed, Goldney Grotto and the Curfew Tower, Northern Ireland.

For more information please visit Holly’s website:

We look forward to seeing you there,

The AWWA team

About AWWA:

Art Writing Writing Art, founded in 2012 at the University of Bristol, is a research cluster set up to provide a place of convergence for researchers interested in the actively shifting and overlapping intersections between art, writing and art history. We hope to support, consolidate and expand our research through peer discussion and exploration. Our group is transhistorical and transnational in scope and we welcome contributions from any researcher interested in the interaction between art and writing.

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