Suspended Meaning: Making Filmpoems

The Atwater Writers Exhibition presents the FREE workshop Suspended Meaning: Making Filmpoems. 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 be a premiere screening of the completed filmpoems on Tuesday, October 8, 6-8 p.m. at the Atwater Library. FREE.

Participants will need to have access to a laptop and basic digital camera (camera phone will be fine) for the three Saturdays, and for some work at home (2-3 hours) in between sessions. Laptops can be borrowed for use at the Library but not brought home.

Space is limited and advance registration is required: [email protected]

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). 

The workshop sessions and the screening will take place upstairs, and the elevator will unfortunately still be under construction.

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.

September 14, 2019 at 10:00am - October 05, 2019
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Ave
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
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