Within the frame of the EACWP Teachers Interchange Programme, poet and teacher Gale Burns (Kingston University) has been invited by Escuela de Escritores (Madrid) to impart a two days workshop based on the contemporary English poetry craft, tecniques and artistry applied to all kind of vocational writing genres. Registrations are already available for all public and participants.
In cooperation with Orivesi College of Arts (Finland) and thanks to the Erasmus+ program, Lorena Briedis, our EACWP community manager and colleague from Escuela de Escritores (Madrid) is in her last week of her job shadowing experience with Risto Ahti, one of the most remarkable Finnish and European poets as well as one of the most worldwide noted Poetry teachers. In her weekly Finnish diary, Briedis tells us more about her meeting experience with Ahti and her journey up to this pedagogical exchange.
On 24th of November, this book written in English by poet Camilo Antonio (alias Caminante) with illustrations by Ion Neculai was launched at the Vienna Poetry School (sfd). At the launch, a performative reading by Camilo Antonio with Urbannomadmixes took place. The exhibition of the artwork by Ion Neculai will be opened at sfd’s premises until January, 29, 2016.
The summer volume of the Creative Writing Research Journal edited by Jyvässkylä University is already published and available to be freely downloaded. On this issue, the Israeli poet Amir Or participates with a remarkable contribution entitled “On Editing and Feedback in the Poetry Workshop” dealing with novice writers’ learning processes .
From 19th to 22th June, the Austrian School presents a Poetry & Humor festival in association with Literaturhaus Wien & Top Kino.
Curator Ugo Rondinone (SUI) shows an adaptation of American performance artist and poet John Giorno’s poetry installation Dial-A-Poem: in collaboration with the schule für dichtung.
In his keynote talk to Creative Writing conference in Jyväskylä, the professor and poet Philip Gross reviewed and analysed the historical context, in which academic and non official education have been faced and challenged within the field of Creative Writing.