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Digital poetry, workshop and reading, with Pippa Hennessy and others

Saturday, 23rd September, 2023    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Beeston Library
Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AE

This event forms part of Nottingham Library’s Inspire Poetry Festival (4-24 Sept)
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if the words on the page of a poetry book could move around, or change at random into other words, or became a game that you could play rather than simply read?

In this hands-on workshop Pippa Hennessy you’ll learn about different effects that you can achieve with text on a computer screen, and how those can add extra dimensions to your poetry for you as a writer, and for your readers too. We’ll use the free app, Twine, to make non-linear poems, poems with random elements, and poems the reader can interact with and co-create.

You can join Pippa for a performance after the workshop and present your new digital poetry to a public audience.

Join Pippa at Beeston Library for a reading of some of her on-screen poetry, and find out how a standard mental health questionnaire could be made much more interesting, how a poem can take the form of a Whack-A-Mole game, what happens when the text of a poem moves around the screen, and see a series of poems that will never be seen again.

Pippa also works at Five Leaves Publications and First Story

Suitable for adults (16+). Booking advised.

Workshop £6.00, 11.00am-1.00pm – book here (not via Five Leaves) www.inspireculture.org.uk/whats-on/events/digital-poetry-workshop/

Reading £3.00 (free for workshop attendees), 2.30-4.00 – book here (not via Five Leaves) www.inspireculture.org.uk/whats-on/events/digital-poetry-with-pippa-hennessy/

Light refreshments available