29th May 2015 9:00am-6:00pm
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Iain Sinclair and Richard Kerridge
The University of Brighton is hosting a one-day event on Place-Based Arts and how location can provide diverse and rich triggers for writing and other arts based practices. We seek to engage writers, artists and audiences with ideas relating to site as a source of inspiration, how the artist reflects specific sites and places, how the artist re-imagines sites and places and how the artist creates new sites and places.
The day will commence with a panel debate hosted by artists who have used Brighton as a source for their practice and will talk about the challenges and pleasures of using our city in their work. This will be followed by a range of parallel sessions with academics and artists presenting work and ideas relating to place.
The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (JWCP) will be issuing a special edition in 2016, which will include the best of the work debated and produced on the day, co-edited by Kate Aughterson, Mary Anne Francis & Jess Moriarty.