This workshop, tying in with Judith Aronson's Likenesses exhibition, is aimed at those with several years' experience of writing or studying poetry and offers a chance to work within a group setting under the mentorship of an experienced tutor.
The class will consist of an introduction to the photgraphic portraits, focussing on the poets, followed by readings of poems on the subject of the depiction of literary figures through photography. Participants will be given time to write a poem in response to the exhibition, with support and guidance from the tutor.
Those attending should be familiar with the exhibition beforehand. They are encouraged to attend the public talk by Judith Aronson on Saturday 8 March, 2pm, and the Literary Readings event on Wednesday 12 March, 6.30-7.30pm (both free) where academics and postgraduate students from the University of Bristol English Department will introduce poems and prose extracts by some of the writers whose photographs appear in the exhibition.
For more information about the tutor, please go to http://www.picador.com/authors/rachael-boast
For more information about the Bristol Poetry Institute, please go to http://www.bris.ac.uk/arts/research/poetry-institute/