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Live Q&A with Sam Riviere: ‘Even if it’s Just to Talk: The poet as collaborator’

How much should a poet work outside their comfort zone? What can the writer learn by using other art forms – other than their own – to express themselves? And, with increasing access to the internet and the ability to work together real time, should the poet collaborate with other writers as much as they write alone?

Sam Riviere, author of the Forward Prize-winning 81 Austerities, has worked alongside video makers, sound artists and pitted his wits against other poets on numerous occasions. Sam will coming to CAMPUS this Friday to talk to our current Digital Poet in Residence, Alex MacDonald, about these experiences and how writing in a hyper-networked age of mass communication and social media effects a poet’s work. He’ll also be here to answer any questions you might have, from what his influences are to even what brand of pencils he uses (possibly).

Title: ‘Even if it’s Just to Talk: The poet as collaborator’, with Sam Rivere and Alex MacDonald

Date: Friday 7 March 2014, 3pm GMT


To reserve your place on this free workshop, please RSVP: [email protected]

Sam Riviere began to write poetry while at the Norwich School of Art and Design, and completed a Masters at Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in various publications and competitions since 2005. He co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and is currently working towards a PhD at the University of East Anglia. He was a recipient of a 2009 Eric Gregory Award.


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