Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Poetry Map of Belfast

This sounds like a great, imaginative idea. We should transplant it to other towns and cities.

The Poetry in Motion 2010 programme is now beginning and will run until the end of September. The theme will be the creation of a poetry map of Belfast. Participants across the city will have the opportunity to work with our poets in residence to create their own work (text or audio) inspired by the places they know and love.

Six poets will take up ‘residency ‘in six areas across Belfast to engage local groups and communities to produce original verse inspired by places in the city. Poets will be working in community centres, public venues and in the streets to encourage local people to create poems about the places they know and love.

The workshops will be organised in centres based in Belfast in order to promote access and participation from all communities. Poems can be written or audio recorded and could possibly be included in the publication produced at the end of the process.

A selection of submissions will be published in a book and/or CD and on-line on New Belfast’s website. Poems will be organised in an interactive “poetry map” of Belfast and in poetry itineraries of the city (also downloadable on-line). Listeners and readers will be able to choose poems related to particular places, or to embark on poetry tours of the city

If you, or your community group, would like to participate or would like more information about the project please email chelley@newbelfastarts.org or telephone 028 9092 3493.


Titus said...

That's brilliant! Going to pass this to the D and G Literature Development Officer.

Emerging Writer said...

What's D and G? Sounds a little bit kinky. (or is it Dumfries and somewhere beginning with G?)