Venue – Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, School of Arts Birkbeck, London WC1H 0PD.

Welcome Remarks – 10am
Vicky Sparrow

Panel 1 – 10.10am-11.40am

Andrew Spragg
‘Tender Dialogues: Wieners, Weiner, Hauck and co.’
Ellen Dillon
‘“captured for a moment inside my work”: Meaningful Occupation in Experimental Poetry’
Tom Betteridge
‘Articulatedness, Material and Mourning’

Chair: Sally-Shakti Willow

Break – 11.40am-12noon

Panel 2 – 12noon-1.30pm

Holly Pester
‘Poor Pedagogy and Dream Work’
Gareth Farmer
‘Reproducing Forms of Life’
Lila Matsumoto
‘“Big contemplative utopia”: latency and solace in the writings of Denise Riley, Lisa Robertson, and Lyn Hejinian’

Chair: Azad Ashim Sharma

Lunch – 1.30pm-2.30pm

Panel 3 – 2.30pm-4pm

James Goodwin
‘Preservation and Decay, Poetics and Pharmakon, Living in the Wake, Blackness and Otherness’
Sejal Chad
‘Qualities of therapeutic encounter: attunement, experiment, narrative, empathy’
Linda Kemp
‘“The question of damage held open”: Form, therapy and care (a poetic encounter)’
Scott Thurston
‘Reflections on Creative Writing for Wellbeing and Mental Health: the Role of Improvisation, Re-voicing, Interdisciplinarity and Multiple Selves’

Chair: Nisha Ramayya

Break – 4pm-4.30pm

Roundtable Discussion – 4.30pm-5.30pm
Samantha Walton
Sarah Hayden
Fran Lock
Verity Spott
Dorothy Lehane

Chair: Vicky Sparrow

Drinks Reception – 5.30pm-6pm

Poetry Reading – 6pm-7pm
Fran Lock
Verity Spott
Dorothy Lehane & Elinor Cleghorn