Jessica Temple tells us a little about herself and a lot about Out Loud HSV, a local collective and hub of creative performers and writers.
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Nottingham’s UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ Bid
BY PIPPA HENNESSEY
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 20, 2014
Pippa Hennessey has not been writing for long and always felt like the odd one out in classes or meetings where she meets people who have been writing since they were foetuses. Her tendency (even though she always hated the stuff) is towards writing poetry. She is a member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio, where she is on the board as the Project Delivery Coordinator and is the Secretary of the Nottingham Poetry Society. I’m on the steering committees for theNottingham Festival of Words and the Beeston Poets.
The Heart's Territory
BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 8
ON SEP 25, 2015
Sheniz Janmohamed is an artist educator, spoken word artist and the author of two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House). When she's not facilitating writing workshops, she's drinking coffee and pretending to write. Her talk investigates where the borders of belonging begin and end? What is the inner landscape of one's heart? Is home a place or a journey?
Sing it out loud!
BY CHAHIRA NOUIRA
@ VOL 7
ON MAY 09, 2017
When singing to win a TV show or to be the lead singer in the trendiest band in town has become the norm, we seem to have forgotten that singing is more than just that. Sharing the gift of singing across genres, countries and cultures goes beyond just a performance on stage. it´s about connecting, sharing and learning.
Chahira Nouira shares the story of how songs and singing has led her through life and helped her find a place whereever she goes.
A poetic vision - the Sunshine Coast poetry trail
BY JUDITH BANDIDT
@ VOL 25
ON FEB 28, 2018
The Sunshine Coast Pente Poets (including Judith Bandidt, Deanne Lister and Lyn Browne) set off on a mission to bring poetry to the people by making it accessible within the local environment. The first year of their grassroots community project saw the poets investigate a variety of Sunshine Coast locations from 'hinterland to headland', exploring innovative ways of embedding poetry in natural, and built environments and writing about what they discovered. A cross-arts sculptural approach has since been used linking the visual arts with the literary arts through the creation of public art pieces with poetry as an intrinsic element.
The Hinterland Poetry Trail took shape during 2016 and 2017 at three sites. Inspiration for both poetry and sculptures was drawn from the history, heritage and unique environments of the three locations.
An Experiment in Creativity
BY DAGMAR STANSOVA
@ VOL 20
ON SEP 14, 2018
As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.
Twenty Citations: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Writing a Collection of Poems
BY MATTHEW CARLIN
@ VOL 36
ON APR 10, 2019
Matthew Carlin shares his inspiration for his writing.