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

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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.