Glasfryn Seminars

GLASFRYN SEMINARS Remixology: cut-ups, processualism and psychogeography with Steven Hitchins and Rhys Trimble Saturday, June 17th 11am - 4.30 pm At Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys, NP8 1PH The event comprises two sessions, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m, then from 2.00 p.m. onwards, followed by an open-ended discussion. £12.00 (Concessions £10) Contact: Lyndon Davies, Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys NP8 1PH Email: goodiebard2@googlemail.com 01873 810456 supported by     Remixology: cut-ups, processualism and psychogeography. As 21st century poets we inherit an array of poetic devices from twentieth-century experimentation. In addition to the traditional toolkit of rhyming, rhythmic and phonological effects, we have a plethora of processual, procedural, conceptual and performative approaches: ways of circumventing conscious intention, defamiliarising expectations and disrupting syntax to form new connections. In this seminar-workshop Rhys Trimble and Steven Hitchins will consider the many reasons for using such methods, the different experiences engendered and what it's like to engage with such work as readers and writers. They will begin by looking...

GLASFRYN SEMINARS Forcing Change: Disruption, Transformation and the Poetic with Nia Davies and Tamara Dellutri Saturday, November 12th 11am - 4.30 pm At Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys, NP8 1PH The event comprises two sessions, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m, then from 2.00 p.m. onwards, followed by an open-ended discussion. £12.00 (Concessions £10) Contact: Lyndon Davies, Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys NP8 1PH Email: goodiebard2@googlemail.com 01873 810456 supported by     By homely gift and hindered Words The human heart is told Of Nothing — "Nothing" is the force That renovates the World — Emily Dickinson   Poetry makes nothing happen, Auden said, but what kind of nothing? Is it Emily Dickinson’s nothing, ‘the force that renovates the world'? In a techno landscape where capital has become the most oppressive and decisive political denominator, a world where all verbal and formal challenges to the status quo are quickly appropriated to capital's own ends, in the face of fast-deteriorating social bonds, we can well ask if ‘transformation’ is really possible.   Writing of the capability of poetry to create new meaning...

GLASFRYN SEMINARS Radical Landscape / Romantic Consciousness with PETER LARKIN and ALLEN FISHER Saturday, April 23rd 11am - 4.30 pm The event comprises two sessions, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m, then from 2.00 p.m. onwards, followed by an open-ended discussion. £12.00 (Concessions £8) Contact: Lyndon Davies, Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys NP8 1PH Email: goodiebard2@googlemail.com 01873 810456 supported by       Peter Larkin's first session will be looking at quotes...

  GLASFRYN SEMINARS Two Angles on Modernism  with ALLEN FISHER and ANTHONY MELLORS Saturday, March 28th, 2015 11am - 4.30 pm The event comprises two sessions, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m, then from 2.00 p.m. onwards, followed by an open-ended discussion. £12.00 (Concessions £8) Contact: Lyndon Davies. Email: goodiebard2@googlemail.com 01873 810456   Allen Fisher says: My plan is to offer Modernism in three sections. Part one: No way Jose or Not on your Nellie: an overall thesis that recognises popular lack of enthusiasm for Modernism. Part two: The Twelve Stretches of Modernism: a succinct analysis of Modernist painting in the period from 1906 to the 1950s. Part three: Collage and Simultaneity: a tract: giving a brief historical view of the subject and then an analysis of one painting by Georges Braque from 1911. ALLEN FISHER is a poet, painter and art historian, website: www.allenfisher.co.uk. He has authored many publications of poetry, graphic work and commentary; recently: SPUTTOR, a book of the poetry, commentary and visual work (Veer Books 2014); The Marvels of Lambeth. Interviews & Statements, 1973-2005, edited by Andrew Duncan (Shearsman...

GLASFRYN SEMINAR  CHINESE POETRY & TRANSLATION INCLUDING:  CHINESE DYLAN!  with Wu Fu-Sheng  SUNDAY 4th MAY 2014 11.00 AM - 4.00 PM (with 1 hour break for lunch) at Glasfryn, Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1PH A special Glasfryn Seminar & get-together to welcome Professor Wu Fu-Sheng from the University of Utah who is on a brief visit to Wales to explore the poetry of Dylan Thomas and translate some of it into Chinese.  The day will provide an opportunity to talk about the history...

The Glasfryn Orpheus/Eurydice day took place on Saturday March 23rd. In spite of the dicey weather the event was very well attended, with a piquant mixture of poets, writers, visual artists, academics and practitioners in many fields, including psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. In the morning, David Cook presented his translation of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus (Redcliffe Press), followed by a discussion around the work. After lunch Angie Voela (senior lecturer at University of East London,...

February 25th 11.00 am - 4.30 pm Allen Fisher delivers the next Glasfryn Seminar, on The Aesthetics of the Imperfect Fit. Three seminars with an integrated preamble. 1: Perception and Truth. Ideal forms, derived from approximations or summaries of experience of the natural world, provide patterns of connectedness. examples lead into such inventions as the Golden Mean and Fibonacci series. this becomes a discussion about the relationship between perception and truth, ideas of order and parrhesia. 2:...

In November Glasfryn Seminars played host to Border/Lines, a group of poets and academics who come together to discuss literature, critical practice and theory and to explore links, differences and new approaches to an understanding of their relationship. The ethos of the Borderlines meetings is one of openness and spontaneity, the structure of the gatherings is partly improvised on the day, although on each of the two first meetings a theme or a text was mooted as a point of attack, and people were asked to prepare and share material in advance. At Glasfryn the chosen text was Maurice Blanchot's essay The Gaze of Orpheus, and people were asked to respond to this and to the general theme of the Orphic myths. The day commenced with a paper around these topics, by Lyndon Davies, and the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon was given over to discussion. During the morning, artist Penny Hallas had created two drawings for the Border/Lines event in her studio upstairs, and people were taken one by one to the studio to record their pre-prepared responses to the Blanchot essay to camera. After each reading the guest was invited to sign both drawings, one with a rubber and one with...

The Glasfryn Seminars were initiated as a response to what the organisers perceive as a paucity of opportunities in Wales for writers (as well as interested readers) to come together to exchange ideas on the nature of poetry, literature and the arts in general. Whilst readings and workshops continue to flourish, discussion seems largely sequestered in the universities or drip-fed through the pages of the periodicals. What was needed, we felt, were more venues and occasions at which practitioners...

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