Call for Poets: The TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme

Poets are invited to apply for this workshop and collaboration opportunity and the chance to spend time in sessions including creative workshops with ITIA to produce a new poem during StAnza 2018.

This project offers poets the opportunity to work with Michael Symmons Roberts, Sir James MacMillan and researchers from ITIA (the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts) on a new poem during StAnza 2018.

Poets are invited to apply for the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme, a collaboration between StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, and ITIA, both based in St Andrews, Fife.

As part of the TheoArtistry Composers’ Scheme, six composers have already collaborated with researchers in ITIA and Sir James MacMillan to produce new musical settings of Scriptural texts. On the eve of StAnza’s 2018 festival, there will be the launch concert of the CD recording ‘Annunciations’ which includes these six new works for choir.

Poets are now invited to apply for the TheoArtistry Poets’ Scheme. The six poets selected will have the chance to spend Tuesday 6th March in St Andrews in sessions including creative workshops with ITIA researchers, the poet Michael Symmons Roberts, and the composer Sir James MacMillan. On Sunday 11th March, each poet will have the chance to present their draft poem at a StAnza event. The poets will each give permission for the final version of their poem to be included in a book produced by ITIA.

Poets on the scheme will be teamed up with an ITIA theologian partner, who will provide a package of resources on the Scriptural passage prior to the Tuesday workshop, follow up on the poet’s own interests in person and/or via skype, and provide a creative sounding board during the scheme.

Poets interested in taking part in this innovative project should email director@stanzapoetry.org by 31st October with a brief 80 word CV, a sample poem, and a short statement of how you think this scheme could develop you as a poet (250 words).

For further information, please contact director@stanzapoetry.org (Eleanor Livingstone), or visit www.stanzapoetry.org or www.theoartistry.org

The deadline is Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 17:00.

 

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