Talking Beyond Form
Here at Beyond Form we believe one of the important parts of being a creative is hearing about the process of other creatives. Starting September 2022 we will begin holding evenings of conversation with some of our favourite writers, artists, playwrights, and more. These evenings are free and a great chance to hear all about experimental forms across a variety of mediums. In addition to hearing these creatives chat about their process we will also be doing a few exercises inspired by their work!
Each event begins at 6pm (bst).
Tickets are either free or donation and all proceeds will go to the interviewee.
November 13th: Isabella Streffen is best-known for her large-scale interventions and publications through which she explores the politics and poetics of perception, experimental art criticism and the slippery territories of flirtation. Working in the interstices of art, exhibition making and writing, her multi-modal, site-specific works, texts and exhibitions have been shown and circulated internationally. Her first book Fabulae: How It Begins was published by Ma Bibliothèque in July 2022.
January 15th: Emma Filtness (she/her) is a queer, disabled poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at Brunel University London who particularly enjoys exploring found and visual poetics. Her pamphlet of collage poems, The Venus Atmosphere, is out now with Steel Incisors, and Bandaged Dreams is forthcoming with Broken Sleep Books.
March 5th: Manifold is a publishing project for works of experimental criticism. It offers an alternative to existing models for academic critical publishing which tend to privilege and perpetuate existing hegemonies. The founders believe that critical form needs sustained intervention and experiment. They called the publishing project “Manifold” because experiments have the potential to create unlimited, manifold, new forms; but also because in math, a manifold appears to change shape as the dimensional variable increases, and thus, the forms themselves might be understood to BE manifolds: a fluted trumpet, a starburst, a peony in full bloom. https://www.manifoldcriticism.com/
April 9th: Briony Hughes is a poet, visiting tutor, and Techne AHRC PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway, researching hydropoetics, Kathleen Fraser, and Charles Olson. She has two books forthcoming in 2023 – Milk (Hem Press) and Rhizomes (Broken Sleep Books).
May 28th: Tawnya Selene Renelle is the director and founder of Beyond Form Creative Writing. She is an experimental writer working across mediums exploring life writing and personal narrative through poetry, prose, performance, and more.
June 18th: Diana Radovan PhD ELS is the Romanian-born author of the experimental memoir Our Voices and a Best of the Net nominee for her hybrid essay On The Way. Her creative work blends magical realism, nonfiction, poetry, and images, and explores the possibilities and boundaries of language, political oppression, intergenerational trauma, and the immigrant experience. https://naturewriting.net
July 9th: We are looking for someone!
Want us to interview you? Have an idea of someone we should talk to?
Let us know! We want to hear from you!