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Visiting Writer Series - Marlene Creates

Released: 16.11.15

Newfoundland based environmental artist and poet, Marlene Creates will visit the University on Thursday 19 November as part of the English and Creative Writing programme’s Visiting Writer Series.

Starting at 6.30pm in the library lecture theatre, there will be a chance to view Marlene’s award winning video-poem in a talk titled “From the Ground Tier to a Sparrow Batch.”

Students and members of the public are all invited, and will have the chance to ask questions about Marlene’s work and network with other individuals with an interest in creative writing. 

Dr Hayden Gabriel, Programme Leader for the course in Creative Writing at the University of St Mark & St John said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for students and writers to hear from a celebrated artist, writer and educator.”

Since the 1970s Marlene’s work has been presented in over 300 solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the USA, and China. Her video work has been screened at festivals and conferences in Canada, Austria, India, and the USA.

Marlene has led multidisciplinary environmental and place-based art projects with over 2,000 school children in Newfoundland. In these projects, students explore the particular attributes of their local environment, community and heritage through field trips, drawing 'memory maps', photographing, writing recollections of their own experiences, and interviewing elders in the community.

To book a place telephone 01752 636700 (ext 6522).

For more info about the University's English & Creative Writing course.

Register for an Open Day.

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