Suspended Meaning: Making Filmpoems
Three SATURDAYS: September 14, 21, and 28, 2019 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Screening of completed filmpoems, TUESDAY, October 8, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Learn how to create and produce your own filmpoems. What happens when poetry and film collide? Come spend three Saturdays with poet Rachel McCrum as she takes you through the complete process from writing to filming to editing. Suitable for beginners in both poetry and film – just bring your enthusiasm and commitment to the process!
There will a premiere screening of the completed filmpoems on Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE event, co-sponsored by the Mile End Poets’ Festival
This workshop is FREE. Participants will need to have access to a laptop and basic digital camera (a camera phone will suffice) for the three Saturdays, and for some work at home (2-3 hours) in between the sessions. Laptops can be borrowed for use at the Library but not brought home.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Participants are strongly urged to attend all three sessions to learn everything they need to know to complete their fabulous filmpoem!
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel McCrum is a poet, performer and workshop facilitator. From Northern Ireland, she lived in Edinburgh, Scotland where she was the first BBC Scotland Poet-in-Residence, co-founder of Stewed Rhubarb Press, and Broad of cult spoken word cabaret Rally & Broad. She has taught and performed internationally. Her first book is The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate (2017). She has worked on numerous filmpoetry projects, including the international collaboration project “Moving Borders & Pictures” between Quebec, UK, South Africa, Croatia, Bangladesh, and Trinidad & Tobago (Mile End Poets’ Festival, 2017/18).
Where: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, H3Z 1X4
This event is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka.
Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage.