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Great Poets Steal

Great Poets Steal: a collaborative writing workshop with Christodoulos Makris
Blanchardstown Library, Dublin 15
2pm, Saturday 20 April 2013

"The act of choosing and reframing tells us as much about ourselves as a story about our mother’s cancer operation" - Kenneth Goldsmith, 'Uncreative Writing'


Its concept stolen from Steven Fowler's Patchwork Renga workshop conducted at the Poetry Library in London last June, and its title from the famous (mis)quote attributed to TS Eliot, this collaborative writing workshop aims to exercise the faculties of selecting and connecting text.

My intention is to encourage a lively environment in which participants will work together towards composing a series of poems out of material 'borrowed' from the shelves of Blanchardstown Library.

(In the first part all participants will go hunting among the library shelves and steal lines of their choice out of books of their choice from predetermined sections of the library. When w…