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Open Workshop: ‘Make Your Own Filmpoem’

Have you ever thought of turning your poems into a short film or Youtube video? Poetry films – or ‘filmpoems’ – merge two genres to create a new piece of art, and through the hybridisation, augment and extend both genres.

In this Open Workshop, Eleni Cay will cover basic techniques for creating poetryfilms, and video poetry, and will challenge you to create your own poetry video. We will jointly explore which poems are most suitable for filmpoetry, how to identify the right platform to create your own filmpoem and the right channel for sharing it with others. This Open Workshop is open to all poets, particularly those with minimal knowledge of making films or feeling less comfortable with technology.


Title: ‘Make Your Own Filmpoem’

START DATE: Thursday 7 April 2016

FILMPOEM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday 21 April 2016, 12noon

LIVE CHAT: Thursday 28 April March 2016, 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.


Eleni Cay’s first collection,  A butterfly’s tremblings in the digital age (which is written in Slovakian), was published in 2013, after she won a national poetry competition in her native country Slovakia.  Eleni’s English language poems were published in two pamphlets – Colours of the Swan and Autumn Dedications-, and featured in MK Calling 2013 & 2015, anthologies (e.g., Mother’s Milk); poetry magazines (e.g., Allegro) and as the ‘best poetry videos on the web’ (Moving Poems).  Eleni is currently studying the MA Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.


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Twitter: @EleniCay



Open Workshops runs a free writing workshop every month, open to all CAMPUS members, ranging from practical exercises, technical masterclasses, to new and experimental approaches to making poetry. Email [email protected] for more information.

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