On this course, with clare e. potter and Raymond Antrobus, participants will explore hidden stories using archives, family tales and history as given and re-told.
You will delve into uncertainties and draw inspiration from what has been erased or omitted to create poetry – a counter-narrative perhaps. Together, the group will conjure a creative space offering permission to invent or re-evaluate stories that have been told and the narratives we’ve told ourselves.
Course tutors will provide materials, though participants are invited to bring their own documents: a grandmother’s letters; diaries; a book handed-down. You could even bring an object – something that seems to have more to say.
Mid-week, the Tongue Fu will visit to perform their work – an improvisation of words and music ─ and will offer an opportunity for the course participants to join in too.