4th November 2017

Autumn Poetics Workshop is a group for the shared production of poetic writing – from essays in the guise of a lullaby to spreadsheets as epic poems. Taking place once a month, participating writers are invited to pitch new ideas for pieces of writing no longer than 1500 words. Over the course of 6 months, the group will meet and discuss and crit works in progress, collaboratively developing new ideas and approaches to creative writing.  The group will be joined by guest writers throughout the course of the project who will have access to the texts beforehand to read and later critique the work together with the group. This season has been initiated by artist and writer Gonçalo Lamas.

In the first session of the workshop, the group will be joined by writer and editor Chris McCormack, who will join us for an initial discussion about strategies for the workshop moving forward. Each writer is also expected to present an initial idea, segment or diagram of the piece they hope to develop in the course of the workshop. Chris will also join us for an initial critique of these drafts, which can be submitted to the group and to Chris in advance of the session.

Gonçalo Lamas is an artist and writer born in Porto, Portugal. After studying film in Porto and Bournemouth, Gonçalo was accepted into the BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins from which he graduated in 2017 – with a semester in Berlin with Hito Steyerl’s class at UdK. His work has been performed, read and overheard in small pockets of London, Plymouth, Porto and Berlin, as well as a few low-cost airplanes around Europe. Recent writing of his can be found in A Queer Anthology of Rage, from Pilot Press, to be presented at the ICA this November.

Chris McCormack is the Associate Editor and Production Manager at Art Monthly