We will be seeking assistance from forces in the unconscious to find a piece of art which moves us and create a poem that does it justice.
The schedule will be flexible, but goes approximately like this.
Day 1 7th August
10.40 Introducing ourselves
10.50 Presentation: Poetry at the Museum
11.10 Psychological Induction for exploring the museum with a poet's inner eye.
11.30 Finding your art work. Visiting the museum galleries.
12.30 Reconvene in the lecture theatre. Discussion of the story so far.
12.45 - 1.30 Lunch break; tea and coffee available at 1.30.
1.30 - 3.15 Putting your ideas on paper. Form and content. Shaping words into poetry
3.15 - 3.30 Archetype and image. The core experience of poem and art.
Day 2. 8th August
10.30 Dream and daydream - sharing creative processes. Tea/coffee
10.40 Using a camera or visual ideas to enhance writing. Poem-picture making. Ekphrastic poetry.
11.00 Revisiting the art in the museum.
11.30 Your poem takes shape. Individual coaching.
12.45 - 1.30 lunch Tea/coffee on return
1.30 - 3.10 Writing with support.
3.10 - 3.30 Sharing work, feedback and goodbyes.