Next workshop: Saturday 13th October

The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 13th October at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us and bring some new poetry to share with the group.

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Next workshop: Saturday 8th September with Wayne Clements

The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 8th September at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us to share your new writing. This month, in addition to the usual workshop, we are pleased to host an extended reading by Wayne Clements, followed by a discussion of his work.

Wayne Clements is a poet and visual artist. He has published poetry in books and magazines, and exhibited artworks internationally. His artworks and poetry are typically programmed using the computer language Perl. He received the Award of Distinction for Net Vision, Prix Ars Electronica 2006.

Wayne completed a practice-based Ph.D. in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design (2005). He researched the rule-based generation of text using a computer: http://www.in-vacua.com/thesis.html.  His website is: www.in-vacua.com. His poetry blog is: http://murifri.blogspot.co.uk/

Recent poetry publications include Kenya (Veer, 2016, with Antony John and Johan de Wit), Lives of the Saints (Red Ceilings, 2016), Variant Lines and Other Poems (Red Ceilings, 2013), Archeus (Department Press, 2012), Western Philosophy (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011) and Clerical Work (Veer, 2010). From, A Country Diary is forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons Press.

Wayne’s main ideas about algorithmic and computer poetry are here: https://ewic.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_eva16_ma_paper3.pdf

Next workshop: Saturday 11th August with Calum Hazell

The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 11th August at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us and bring your new poetry to share. This month, in addition to the usual workshop, we are pleased to host an extended reading by Calum Hazell, followed by a discussion of his work.

Calum Hazell is a writer and researcher. Some of his recent work has explored the establishment of parietal and ritualistic practices in Upper-Palaeolithic cave sites (scud and isomorph with comb.); the development and reception of iconography, and its speculative relation to biosemiotics (Wung chan e);  and the functionalty of phosphodiesterase inhibitors in cell signalling (GLASS INFORMATION). Calum will be presenting from a current project entitled 18 Stock Frequencies: Variations on the & Manifold, which responds to the pastoral use of tavolette by Dominican confraternities in 15th century Italy.
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His work has featured in many online places including Great Works, Jungftak, EPIZOOTICS!, and Datableed. He has previously performed work at University of Oxford, Surrey Poetry Festival, The Small Publishers’ Fair, and the ANATHEMA, Capital Letters, and Praxis reading series. His book TENDS was published by Veer earlier this year, and can be obtained via https://www.veerbooks.com/Calum-Hazell-TENDS. His paper Artefactu(r)al Logic is forthcoming in a collection of essays concerning the poetry of Allen Fisher, edited by Robert Hampson, and published by Shearsman. Calum lives in London. 

Change of date: next workshop now Saturday 21st July

We regret that it has become necessary to change the date of this month’s Writers Forum Workshop – New Series. The next workshop will now take place on Saturday 21st July. The change is due to our venue anticipating high footfall during a FIFA World Cup match on the 14th. The workshop on the 21st will be at the usual place and time – The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street), 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us to share your new poetry.

Next workshop: Saturday 14th July

The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 14th July at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us to share your recent writing.

We regret that it has become necessary to change the date of this month’s Writers Forum Workshop – New Series. The next workshop will now take place on Saturday 21st July. The change is due to our venue anticipating high footfall during a FIFA World Cup match on the 14th. The workshop on the 21st will be at the usual place and time – The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street), 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us to share your new poetry.

Next workshop: Saturday 12th May with mjb

The next Writers Forum Workshop – New Series will be on Saturday 12th May at The Barley Mow pub, 127 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX (nearest stations: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street). 4pm start, finishing for 6pm. Free admission. Please join us and bring your new poetry to share. This month, in addition to the usual workshop, we are pleased to host an extended reading by mjb, followed by a discussion of his work.

mjb was born. later appearing in Vertical Images and AND anthologies. NOSTRADAMUS (2002) by Temple of Universal Surgery. perform words visuals sounds improv song. stages of facial hair can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeS6t7vIzs

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-3jNt1yXxE

and also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-unM73gJY_o