Queer Sorrow

The Barber Insitiute
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Performance
Monday 25th February 2019 (17:00-19:00)
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Rosie Watts, Learning & Engagement Officer, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Queer Sorrow: a sad poetry workshop led by Al Anderson

The general theme of the workshop shall be on ‘queer loneliness’, a deliberately vague category that shall be otherwise left to the imagination of the attendees. I shall invite those participating in the workshop to ‘respond’ to chosen artworks through their own writing. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own poetry, not necessarily reacting to the theme, along with them if they wish to have it read and critiqued (in the most friendly sense) by the group.

Al Anderson is a writer of poetry and prose originally from Birmingham. His writing has appeared in Lighthouse, Sonder, No Issue, Rapsodia, Rapso X and 2 of Pilot Press’ Anthologies: ‘a queer anthology of joy' and 'a queer anthology of rage’ and has been translated into Italian and FrenchHe is currently a PhD Candidate at UEA writing about The Baroque, Queer Phenomenology and inaccurate replication in contemporary poetry. He is also a dramaturge and most recently worked on ‘I occur here’ an award winning piece of devised theatre from the South American company, ‘oh dear.'