Spill the Ink is a monthly poetry lab dedicated for everyone who writes poetry or creative writing, as part of If Walls Could Talk's initiatives.
[VOL. 9: THE JOURNEY AS A POEM]
A poetry workshop about journeying into an unknown destination.
The workshop will ask participants to write a poem which begins with a predicament: the speaker of the poem is lost or hunting for something/someone, or is being propelled into a quest against their will, or is on a supposedly ordinary journey that turns weird. The poem does not necessarily need to have a formal 'plot,' but does have to leave you, at the
end of the journey in a wholly unexpected place: either in the midst of a strange landscape (mental and/or physical) or in the throes of a threatening or exciting discovery (self/other, or both).
RM50 per person.
Limited to 20 spaces.
The teaching poet for this session is:
BERNICE CHAULY is the award-winning author of six books of poetry and prose, which include Growing Up With Ghosts (2011) and Onkalo (2013, “Direct, honest and powerful” —JM Coetzee). Born in George Town, Penang to Chinese-Punjabi teachers, she read Education and English Literature in Canada as a government scholar. She was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) in 2014, has served as Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival since 2011, and now lectures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Her highly anticipated debut novel Once We Were There (2017) begins during one of Malaysia’s most tumultuous periods, the Reformasi of 1998.
To register, please fill in your details here: http://bit.ly/spilltheinkpoets
This poetry lab is opened to writers of all ages and abilities.
For materials, please bring your own pen, notebook/tablet/laptop, and an open mind.