I was involved in this project, which used the work of a professional photographer as a starting points for poems, which were then turned into postcards. The nature of this meant that poets had to keep the poems to a short length. I’ll post my poem that made the cut, perhaps with one that didn’t, at a later date. But if you are interested in finding out more about the project, then there are events as part of this years’ Bookfest that are linked to it.
CITY SPACE: Portsmouth City Centre in Images and Words
City Space is a collaborative project between documentary photographer Janey Devine and Tongues&Grooves in the Community resulting in an innovative exhibition of images and words.
Exhibition Tuesday 14 February to Sunday 5 March Tuesday to Sunday 12pm – 7pm: Southsea Cinema and Arts Centre Free. Exhibition access is subject to their screening times. Please check their website first.
Exhibition Preview Evening Monday 13 February – From 6pm: Southsea Cinema and Arts Centre. Free and drop in. All welcome to come and chat with the photographer and some of the poets.
Main Event Sunday 26 February – 7pm: Southsea Cinema and Arts Centre. £5 – A key event comprising of a poetry reading accompanied by images projected as a backdrop. More info and book a place.
Creative Writing Workshop with Maggie Sawkins Monday 27 February 3.30pm – 5.30pm Portsmouth Central Library. £10. This Ekphrastic Writing Workshop offers the opportunity for you to use photographs from the City Space exhibition as inspiration for your own poetry and prose. More info and book a place.