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Event #1110

Expand, Disrupt, Collide: Woven Texts as Collaborative Poetic Conversation


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

10:00 - 12:00
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Museum of Anthropology - MOA Main Entrance
UBC workshops
English | anglais
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What new modes for critical thinking may be discovered when we disrupt the language of authority with language activated by poetic attention? This two-part workshop begins with a field trip to the Museum of Anthropology and engages participants in drawing together gathered poetic material with provided cut-up fragments of texts (e.g. institutional policies, government treaties). Participants in small groups will create woven texts, discovering points of resistance and meaningful resonances in the hopes of revealing complexity, nuance, and multiple meanings. The work generated will be published as a collection of broadsides to be exhibited at UBC and archived in the Rare Books and Special Collections.

For this event, participants are asked to meet at the MOA front entrance. You will be guided through the exercise and then convene at UCLL 176. However, if you do not go to the first half of the event, you cannot participate in the second part. **Participants will be required to pay a reduced entry fee to MOA.

Anne Simpson writes poetry, fiction, and essays. Her fifth poetry book, Strange Attractor, and her second book of essays, Nightwork, will be published in 2019. She lives in Antigonish, NS, where she is an adjunct professor in English at St. Francis Xavier University.

Sheryda Warrener is the author of two poetry collections: Hard Feelings (Snare, 2010) and Floating is Everything (Nightwood, 2015). Recent poems appear in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry. She lives in Vancouver, and teaches in the Creative Writing program at UBC.

  • Anne Simpson, Writer; Adjunct Professor, English, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Sheryda Warrener, Writer; Instructor, Creative Writing, UBC