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Beyond Text Innovative Poetry Festival - Saturday

Beyond Text Innovative Poetry Festival: Saturday

Book this event online or email the box office at boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk

Where can poetry take you? What can a language do? Do we even need language? How to experiment with art? We will explore these questions together during workshops, poetry readings and performances. We also didn’t forget about expert panels where YOU can ask questions.

This ticket includes:

6-6.50pm
Reading 3 - Tim Atkins, Juha Virtanen

7-7.50pm
Reading 4 - Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Nisha Ramayya

8-8.45pm
Expert panel with Tim Atkins, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Nisha Ramayya and Juha Virtanen. Hosted by Michał Kamil Piotrowski. Finding your voice as an innovative poet

Download the full programme and view the festival website here (suitable for desktop and tablets).

Tim Atkins’s work is defiantly mainstream (as in universal & accessible). Buddhist practice—with its emphasis on emptiness, lack of self, interconnectedness, attachment, and doubt—is the constant which runs through it. The books themselves contain various mixtures of the quotidien & universal, slapstick & the tragic.

Konstantinos Papacharalampos uses the body and language to create experiences, objects, and environments of mutating futures. Konstantinos is particularly interested in the ways and possibilities, existing or imaginative, where technological advances, the environment and human rights create (or restrict) a balance of co-existence.

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and now lives in London. In terms of current poetic practices, Nisha is interested in how people write about sound and listening underwater; she is suspicious of onomatopoeia and too-easy getaways.

Juha Virtanen ’s poetry is often characterised by high octane vocabularies – from specialised technical terms to archaisms and the language of popular culture – each set on a collision course towards one another in search of constructed clarities. His performance practices range from ‘conventional’ poetry readings to more elaborate performance events featuring a mixture of props, sounds, multimedia, and movements.

Age recommendation:
18+
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

This session features two poetry readings with Tim Atkins, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Nisha Ramayya and Juha Virtanen and concludes with a panel of experts giving advice about finding one’s voice as an experimental poet.

This ticket does not include a place on the 'Where is the Meaning?' innovative poetry workshop exploring asemic writing. If you wish to attend this workshop book here.

Beyond Text's COVID-19 policy

We want to make sure that everyone is safe. We would please encourage you to do a lateral flow test before attending and do not come if you show any COVID symptoms. We would also encourage you to wear a mask to keep others safe. Thank you for your understanding!

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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Standard £6.00
Festival Pass £15.00

Book this event online or email the box office at boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk

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