Poetry Film In Conversation

Poetry Film Live &
Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival
present a series of conversations with poetry film practitioners, writers and publishers.

Panel discussions

Online via Zoom

Poetry Film in Community
Arts Practice

Thursday 13 April, 2023

How poetry film can become part of

your community arts practice and activism,
including creative memoir
& digital storytelling.

Kirsten Luckins – Celebrating Change
Be Manzini – Caramel Film Club
Adam Steiner – Living with Buildings

Tickets here

Kirsten Luckins

Kirsten Luckins is a poet and producer from Teesside, who creates and manages arts projects with poetry at their heart. With film-maker Laura Degnan, she is the founder of Celebrating Change, an Arts Council-funded digital storytelling project that teaches beginners how to blend creative life writing (including poetry) with simple film-making techniques.

Be Manzini

Be Manzini, known as the ‘film poet’, uniquely combines passions for film, poetry and activism. First ever writer in residence for Sundance, the only poet to appear on Mark Kermode’s shows plus a regular panellist for the BFI, Manzini’s has graced stages, screens as well as the page Channel 4, across BBC tv and radio plus various podcasts. As a workshop facilitator/mentor reached over 7,000 students and as director and host for Caramel Film Club, which focusses on Black creatives, many more. Published by Peepal Tree Press, Flipped Eye and Arachne Press Manzini was crowned the Poetry in Film and overall winner for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize 2022. Manzini is Zimbabwean born of Zulu and mSwati heritage and currently resides in London.

Adam Steiner

Adam is creator of the Coventry based Disappear Here project that began in 2015 when three Coventry artists (Adam Steiner, Brian Harley and Alan van Widjgerden) produced a collaborative poetry film of a local poet, Antony Owen.

Living With Buildings is a quarterly festival of films that explore themes of people, poetry and place to understand how we live within the built environment of cities and urban spaces.

Thursday 8 June, 2023

Poetry Film Collaborations – ‘Goddess is Never Enough’
with Jane Glennie and Rosie Garland

Jane Glennie is a filmmaker, typographer, and founder of Peculiarity Press. Her films have screened worldwide, featured on www.shondaland.com, and received awards at competitions in the UK, Germany, and USA. Her poetry film with Rosie Garland, funded by Arts Council England, has now been published as a ‘book of the film with extras’.

Rosie Garland writes long and short fiction, poetry, and sings with post-punk band The March Violets. Her poetry collection What Girls Do In The Dark (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Val McDermid has named her one of the most compelling LGBT+ writers in the UK today. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

Thursday 10 August, 2023

Poets and Poetry Film

Thursday 12 October, 2023

Poetry Film and Memoir

Thursday 8 November, 2023

Sonic, Lyric and Music in Poetry Film with Suzie Hanna
Articial Intelligence and Poetry Film with Ian Gibbins

Suzie Hanna is Emerita Professor of Animation at Norwich University of the Arts. She was Chair of NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image from 2016 – 2019, and remains an honorary member of the executive. As an animator who collaborates with other academics and artists, her research interests include animation, poetry, puppetry and sound design. She has made numerous short films all of which have been selected for international festival screenings, TV broadcast or exhibited in curated shows. She also creates improvised animated projections for live performances of music and poetry. Recent commissions include short films for BBC Ideas and Cambridge University Creative Encounters Programme. She contributes to journals, books and conferences, and has led several innovative projects including online international student collaborations and digital exhibitions of art and poetry on what was Europe’s largest public HiDef screen. She works as a production consultant and as an international academic examiner, and she was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College from 2009-2014.
Ian Gibbins is a poet, video artist, and electronic musician living on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia. He has four books of poetry, and his videos have been shown to acclaim worldwide in festivals, galleries, installations, and public art programs. Until he retired in 2014, Ian was an internationally recognized neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy.

Thursday 14 December, 2023

One Year of Poetry Film at Spelt Magazine with Wendy Pratt and other guests.

Animation and Motion Graphics in Poetry Film & Text On Screen

(9 February, 2023)

Suzie Hanna
Diek Grobler
Jane Glennie (text on screen)

Video and other materials from the conversation will be available on here soon.