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Open Workshop: ‘Aesthetic Experiments’

Have you ever wanted to completely experiment with design of poem? Manipulate a piece of text to make something once drab, now visually stunning and fantastical? Or give serious thought to how form might best reflect content?

This Open Workshop with Lavinia Singer, the Poetry School’s Digital Poet in Residence, is all about appearances. Choosing one of three suggested poems, you will have complete freedom to present it in any way you see fit. Think about your choice of materials, layout, typography, colours, collage elements, images or illustrations – whatever you’d like to bring the text alive. We will then share our work and compare processes, where you will have a chance to outline your choices and consider how successful they were.

All entries will be scanned in and gathered together to create a special digital book exhibited on the CAMPUS website.


Title: ‘Aesthetic Experiments’

START DATE: Wednesday 21 October 2015

DEADLINE: Wednesday 28 October 2015

LIVE CHAT: Wednesday 4 November 2015, 7-9pm GMT

To book your place, please email [email protected]

Note: places are given on a first-come first-served basis, but priority may be given to first-time students.


Lavinia Singer works at Enitharmon Press and edits Oxford Poetry. She won the Newdigate Prize at Oxford University and was runner up for the Margaret Hewson Award for new writing talent during her Masters at Royal Holloway. This autumn she will begin a creative PhD exploring the interrelations of poetry and visual art, focusing on the work of W.S. Graham and the St Ives artists.


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