Science & Poetry Writers Workshop: Finding the Locus of Meaning

science6I will be giving a workshop open to the public in Bristol in just a few weeks’ time, on Tuesday, 25th July 2017, from 1 pm- 5 pm. Booking will be available shortly via Bath Spa University–see details below.

Science & Poetry Writers Workshop: Finding the Locus of Meaning

Location: The Turing Room at Bristol Aquarium/At-Bristol, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT.

Are you a poet who is inspired by or interested in science, but struggles with how to incorporate it into poetry? Do you follow scientific discoveries but don’t know how to begin writing a poem about them? Come to an afternoon workshop in Bristol with poet and PhD on the subject, Dr Miranda Barnes. You will be guided through several different approaches to incorporating scientific ideas, theories, and information into a poem, as well as methods of approaching formal experimentation based on a scientific idea.

The workshop will introduce successful examples of the “science poem” where awesome and fascinating concepts are brought into the context of human experience, where they can approach meaningfulness. Miranda will discuss her own research briefly in this context. Each poet-participant will have the opportunity to write their own poems and workshop their pieces with the group. There will be tea, coffee, and biscuits served at the break, and attendees will receive complimentary admission to At-Bristol on the day of the event!

Please bring a copy of an article about a recent science phenomenon you find interesting or meaningful to the workshop.

As there will be a writing portion of the workshop, it may suit you to bring a laptop or tablet to compose on.

Tickets:          FULL PRICE £5 | CONC £3 | BSU STUDENTS FREE

Places are limited to 25, so be sure to watch this space for booking!

Ticketing now available on Bath Spa Live here: Science & Poetry Workshop Event Tickets

About the Organiser:

Dr Miranda Barnes teaches Poetry and other genres at Bath Spa University, where she recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing, concerned with science, poetry, and spirituality. She is a poet originally from the US, now living in the UK. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Under the RadarThe Interpreter’s HouseLighthouse Journal, Confingo, NOON: a journal of the short poem, Blue Fifth Review, irisi magazine, and The Cresset. Miranda has presented on her research at the BRLSI in Bath, the NAWE Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, and has performed experimental work in collaboration with UK poet Jinny Fisher on The Southwest Poetry Tour put on by The Enemies Project in late 2016.