I've been lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at Kingston University since 2015, and am director of Writers' Centre Kingston. I've led courses at Tate Modern, The Photographer's Gallery, Tate Britain and Poetry School.
I've taught previously, and led short courses and semina,rs at Central Saint Martins, Southbank Centre, The British Library, The Rest is Noise festival, The National Poetry Library, Edge Hill University and for The British Council in Mexico, Bangladesh, Latvia & more. Click on the pic to find out more.
The Written Eye : a course exploring Poetry & Photography
Wednesdays 25 April - 30 May, 18.30 - 20.30
in The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 2LW
I'm delighted to be teaching a brand new course that explores the post-war traditions of modern photography and avant-garde poetry in both practice and concept in one of the world's foremost institutions of photographic art.
From the course description - "As forms of artistic expression, both poetry and photography are apt to convey a narrative or story without certainty or mere description. However both the poetic and the photographic are often still perceived as a solitary acts, occurring in isolation. This course will reveal the connections, potentials and co-habitations of poetry and photography, where collaboration both enhances each medium and evokes what makes them so uniquely compelling.
Participants will discover poets from around the world and many photographers who have exhibited at The Photographer’s Gallery as the course covers ideas surrounding composition, language, light, sound, space, printing, narrative and writing, revealing how these practises are fundamental to both arts. Collaborations between the mediums, from Dada to John Berger and Jean Mohr, will be shared and analysed throughout.
Sessions are based within galleries themselves and participants will have the chance to engage directly with concurrent exhibitions … and be offered the opportunity to publish their own Poetic / Photographic works on Viewpoints, the galleries online blog.
Primarily a practice-based course, complimented with discussion and theory, this course will offer anybody interested in the visual or literary a chance to develop their own skills and understanding of new and original ways of simultaneously seeing and reading."