Poetry Improvisation Workshop with Robin Vaughan-Williams
Scottish Writers Centre, CCA
9th December, 2014
Group improvisation is a method of producing poetry which involves spontaneous, collaborative, and oral composition. Poets work in groups, and engage in a series of games, scenarios, and exercises which encourage the abandonment of desks; instead, writers unite to find where their voices lead them.
Improvisation can be hugely efficacious; the act builds confidence in one’s voice, taps one’s creativity, and allows one to develop material for performance or production. A supportive environment is demanded, in which writers can lower their inhibitions, follow their creative instincts, and confide in others.
Robin Vaughan-Williams is a poet, workshop facilitator, and literature producer, with experience in literature development, festivals, and radio production. Robin’s poetry has been published by Happenstance Press, Candlestick Press, and various web outlets. He enjoys performing his work, and collaborating with artists and musicians.
Robin has operated creative writing workshops for a number of organisations, such asSheffield Young Writers, Off the Shelf Festival, Aphasia Nottingham, and Apples and Snakes. He specialises in group devising, poetry improvisation, and writing towards performance.
Robin has also oversaw three live literature series, produced syncretist performance events (weaving the work of poets and musicians, in public spaces), connected with writers around the world through his Skype Me! sessions, operated two festivals, and organised numerous poetry readings and discussions.
Tickets: £6 (£3 for concessions) at the door. Free to SWC members.
CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD