Liberated Words at LYRA festival will be hosting two poetry film screenings this year. The first one on Saturday 17th 12–1 BST is a joint curation by Lucy and myself, on the theme of Reconnections. Lucy has chosen to feature artists from the South West, covering subjects such as landscape, the body, our emotions in relation to the pandemic and I have chosen a selection on family history, mainly made during Lockdown. I am creating a family history poetry film site at Liberated Words and if you are interested in this subject please get in touch. Artists featured include: Kat Lyons, Rebecca Tantony, Helmie Stil, Helen Johnson, Edson Burton, Yvonne Reddick, Francesco Garbo, Pierluigi Muscolino, Sarah Wimbush and Sarah Tremlett. This is a free event but for tickets go to www.lyrafest.com
The second event is The Poetics of Poetry Film interview with myself and Dr Rebecca Kosick of Bristol Poetry Institute 21st April 6–7 BST.
Bristol Poetry Institute, University of Bristol presents
In Conversation with Sarah Tremlett: The Poetics of Poetry Film
Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
The Bristol Poetry Institute and Indisciplinary Poetics Research Cluster will host this conversation with Sarah Tremlett (co-director of Liberated Words) and Rebecca Kosick (co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute). The duo will discuss Tremlett’s forthcoming book, The Poetics of Poetry Film: Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection. This event is free and open to all. For more information and to reserve your ticket, visit our Eventbrite page.
Tickets and registering are also available through www.lyrafest.com in the other events section.
‘A ground-breaking, encyclopedic work,comprising nearly 400 pages, with multiple contributors … it explores the history and different types of poetry film, a must for students, researchers, poets, filmmakers, across the fields of media, filmmaking, literary and cultural studies, art and philosophy and sheds light on the fast-growing genre…’
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