An Introduction to Poetry Film. Workshop with Janet Lees: Images. Sounds. Words.


Thu Apr 13 2023 at 09:30 am


Cossoul | Lisbon, LI

"Poetry film is quite a new genre, so in a sense we are all newcomers. As a genre it is growing and developing fast. It’s an exciting time, presenting many different possibilities for lovers of poetry and film.” – Janet Lees
How do you take an idea, a poem, an inspiration from seed to finished poetry film? What knowledge, skills and equipment do you need?
The only things you need to bring TO THIS WORKSHOP are your energy, curiosity and love for poetry and film.
Come along, learn and explore with British poet and filmmaker Janet Lees. As well as tips and guidance, the workshop will include short creative exercises to generate poems.
The workshop will be in English. The number of participants is limited to 12.
It is a 2h workshop with the option to explore further for anyone who would like to stay on.
Janet Lees is a poet and lens-based artist. Her experimental and poetry films have been selected for many festivals and screenings, including the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, the Aesthetica Art Prize and Festival Fotogenia. In 2021 she won the Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition. Her art photography has been exhibited around the world and her poetry is widely published and anthologised. She has had two books published: ‘House of water’, a collection of her poems and art photographs, and ‘A bag of sky’, the winning collection in the Frosted Fire Firsts prize hosted by the UK’s Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Where is it happening?

Cossoul, Rua Nova da Piedade, n.º 66, Lisboa,Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

J\u00c1 International Theatre

Host or Publisher JÁ International Theatre

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