Found Poetry & Text Art Workshops

It’s been a great summer, and I’ve loved developing my Found Poetry & Text Art workshops. Working with lovely groups in Shrewsbury and Hay-on-Wye has been an absolute joy, and I’ll be repeating these classes on a regular basis.

In the class we get creative with words, making poems, stories and our own artwork out of book pages and magazines. Using drawing and collage, I demonstrate simple techniques to help you read between the lines and work with text on a new level. Here are some photos from previous sessions:

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The next workshop is on Friday 9th September in Shrewsbury, full details and booking information is on eventbrite. I hope to see you there or at a future workshop! Keep an eye on the events page for new dates.

What previous students have said:

“ I found pleasure in bringing pictures to old forgotten words “

“ Combining the words with images was very relaxing, the workshop opened my mind to new ideas and flow”

“Fun and fascinating! Emily is a very enabling tutor”

“Pleasantly destructive! Cutting up old books is rather thrilling”

“Time just flew, I really enjoyed Emily’s delivery and her fabulous ideas for starting points”

“I really enjoyed that, Im going to take my work home and frame it!” 

“Lots of fun and a kind of magic, I could do this all day!” 

Walk on the wild side

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It’s been almost a whole month since Wenlock Poetry Festival, and shamefully I’ve only just got round to processing my photos from Wild Wenlock. For me the weekend was a wildish crafty whirlwind, with lots of visitors to my little travelling village. The splendid chaps at the builders merchants made our month by turfing the entire Corn Exchange in real grass, which was the icing on the cake for Wild Wenlock. Here are photos from our weekend of play and poetry:

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By the way, Wild Wenlock is available for summer events and children’s parties 🙂

Nest

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I am making a nest.

Weaving it out of bits and bobs, whatever twigs and scraps I find in the studio and garden.

It makes me feel peaceful, settled, home.

Making it helps me notice the birds more and observe their behaviour.

Perhaps when it is done I will tie it in a tree for a feathered friend to discover…

Sighting

Tuc tuc tuc tuc tuc,
me tiptoe betwixt trees
over magic moss carpet
and under big blanket
made from star and sky.
With beady eye I searching.
Me is seeking out
shiny black beetle.
Sharp jab of beak,
store in pockets…
shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Me freeze in my tracks,
see you standing
in shadows. You catch
tiny glimpse from corner of eye;
flicker of wing’s edge and
I gone, sink back
into folds of night.