06 May

EXPERIMENTS IN POETRY

Workshop with Julian Wolfreys
21 May 2016 9:30-11:00
University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Languages

In this workshop on poetry, we will examine how the experience of the everyday offers the materials for experiments:
• in perception
• temporality
• the self-world relation
• the translation of the world by the eye and other senses,
In asking you to consider these aspects you will be expected to choose between 3-5 events, phenomena or objects you have encountered in your daily lives. In choosing these, consider
• why these drew your attention
• what was out of the ordinary
• why have they remained with you
Ask yourself: what is the relation between the mundane and everyday, and the unusual?
In taking these examples, consider and try to map out connections between them, even if none seem to exist at first glance. In order to engage with the process think about the role of the poet: how is the poet both translator and medium for the phenomenal world? In what ways, are our minds the ground for experiment?
We will work on how language is a place of experiment for representing experience.

Apply at: monika.szuba@ug.edu.pl

BETWEEN poetry workshop.pdf

06 May

WRITING EXPERIMENTALLY

Workshop with Michèle Roberts
21 May 2016
11:30-13:00
University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Languages

We shall experiment with new ways into writing: fiction, memoir, and their overlap. Writing games and exercises will let us explore how to get going and how to continue. The emphasis will be on the pleasure of writing and of discovery.
Participants will be asked to read out their work.

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House
which won the WHSmith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio
4’s Book of the Week in June 2007. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud: Stories of Sex and Love (2010). Half-English and half-French, Michèle Roberts lives in London and in the Mayenne, France. She is
Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Apply at: monika.szuba@ug.edu.pl

EXPERIMENT prose workshops.pdf

04 May

Films: Tom Skipp and Ross Lipman

On 17 May at 9 p.m. at Teatr BOTO Tom Skipp’s films about Samuel Beckett and Tadeusz Kantor will be screened.

Details of the screened films:

Beckett

Kantor

Also, we feel honoured to collaborate with Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. On Friday 20 May we invite you to ‘NotFilm’ about the ‘Film’ by Beckett, followed by a debate with the director Ross Lipman and prof. Stanley Gontarski. The discussion will be moderated by dr Tomasz Wiśniewski. The event will take place at Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe in Gdynia at 5 p.m.