Reduce / Reuse / Recycle with a.rawlings

a.rawlings has been exploring the possibilities of sound and language for as long as she has been creating and from the month of June right through to early September, her exploration will take in the Australian sonic and ecological landscape, as she settles in to her role as the 2012 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence.

As part of her residency, rawlings will run a series of workshops, all of which have strictly limited places, so if you want in, best get booking! Here are the details:

WORKSHOP 1: ECOPOETICS

Join a.rawlings for ECOPOETICS, the first of two one-off workshops designed for poets of all levels.

“The owls are not what they seem.” — Twin Peaks

In this workshop, participants will apply the three rules of the environment (reduce, reuse, recycle) in ecopoetic exercises that experiment with structural approaches to poetry. New poetic work will be devised through an exploration of contemporary poetic forms such as erasure and collaborative cut-up. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to generate new text in joyous company. Welcome to anyone who is curious about language!

Time: 6pm – 8pm
When: Sunday July 1, 2012
Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Cost: $15

Workshop 2: EAR KNOWS THROAT

Join a.rawlings for the second of two one-off workshops designed for poets of all levels.

“Is it not first through the voice that one becomes animal?” — Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaux

Participants are invited to experiment with sound, collaboration, and improvisation. EAR KNOWS THROAT will be comprised of exercises focusing on acoustic ecology, sound poetry, and polyvocal performance. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as you will spend time moving. This workshop gives you a chance to listen and raise your voice. Open to all resonant bodies!

Time: 6pm – 8pm
When: Thursday August 30, 2012
Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Cost: $15

For further information or to register: contact Talina McKenzie on qldpoetry@gmail.com

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WORKSHOP SERIES: GLOSSA

This workshop series is an in-depth opportunity for participants to develop new works intended for publication or performance. Participants will experiment with non-conventional poetic forms and collaborative performance strategies. As well, you will consider how to shape a project, appropriate one’s own material, rework texts, and develop performance. Emphasis will be placed on environmental, corporeal, aural, and spatial awareness within poetry generation.

If you sign up, your full commitment to all five sessions is requested. Please note that August 18 will be a longer “field trip” session. Workshop participants are also encouraged to attend the stand-alone workshops, as this will provide them with an opportunity to experiment with additional composition forms and performance strategies touched upon within the series.

The series is designed for poets of all levels, and is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an internationally acclaimed poet.

When: Tues Jul 24, 6-8pm, Tues Aug 7, 6-8pm, Sat Aug 18, 11am-5pm, Tues Sep 4, 6-8pm, Thurs Sep 13, 6-8pm
Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane (plus a field trip location to be confirmed)
Cost: $40 for the entire series

For further information or to register: contact Talina McKenzie on qldpoetry@gmail.com

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3 responses to “Reduce / Reuse / Recycle with a.rawlings

  1. ah sounds fantastic..would love to visit this workshop..
    rgd. your question.. i was in sydney almost 4 years ago..for a month on business…love the city..

  2. Vuong Pham

    This is going to be awesome. I can’t wait 😀

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