Thursday, 28 January 2010

My Place Or Yours - another case study

The last case study before our event, Know Your Place, is now online. Apples and Snakes discuss My Place Or Yours, a series of 5 writing residencies exploring pioneering ways of presenting work on-line and live, engaging with audiences through a series of residencies on the theme of “Place”.
Emma McGordon chose to be a poet in residence in homeless shelters in Cumbria and Liverpool. Take a look at the case study to find out more....

Thursday, 21 January 2010

One Mile Away

In the lead up to the Know Your Place event, a second case study is now online.
One Mile Away was a 3 month residency exploring the mile radius around Spread the Word's offices in Lambeth. Writer Kat Joyce, and theatre director Nathan Curry, brought together a disparate collection of narratives, collected through participatory workshops, into a promenade play, which started in an empty shopping unit in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre and took audiences on a mile long walk, culminating in West Square, SE11.

Friday, 8 January 2010

New case study online, and get your questions in early....

In the lead up to Know Your Place – a panel debate organised by UrbanWords and Spread the Word to explore the role of value of place-specific writing residencies – we are collecting together a series of short case studies to whet your appetite and spark questions to put to our panellists prior to the event.

The first of these case studies is now online. Central line stories took place in 2009: a residency by Sarah Butler working with London Underground staff, commissioned by Art on the Underground.

Having read about Sarah's project we'd like to know what questions or issues you think it raises which could be a focus for the debate. What more would you like to know about this project? Are there others which you think are comparable? Please email Emma Hewett with your questions/responses at by Monday 25th January.

And don’t forget to book your place! Full details and booking here.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Free article on A Place For Words

Check out a new free article by Linda France on A Place For Words. Writing in Three Dimensions explores the difference between writing for the page, and writing for a place. Linda France is a poet with a huge amount of experience writing for public art commissions.