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Experimental Writing Workshop (online)


Signs Meanings Riddles: Film into Poetry

Signs Meanings Riddles: Film into Poetry
Workshop led by Jane Goldman

Workshop 1: Thursday 7 May, 5–7pm
Workshop 2: Thursday 28 May, 5–7pm
Online (zoom)

An experimental poetry workshop in avant-garde feminist semiotic counter strategies and visual pleasures inspired by the work of Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen led by writer and poet Jane Goldman. In the workshop participants will invent creative constraints, make poetry, explore essayism in dialogue with the film theory and film practice of two of the most influential theorists and practitioners of gaze and counter gaze. This event accompanies the exhibition A is for Avant-Garde, Z is for Zero: Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen and is held online as part of Cooper Gallery's online programme A space in between.

These workshop are free and open to all. No prior experience is required to participate. Participants will be writing and will be asked to have their preferred writing material to hand during the workshop (pen and paper or computer).
Places can be booked by emailing
After booking a space participants will be sent a link to the video call.

Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at Glasgow University and likes anything a word can do. She has published widely on the Avant-garde, Modernism, Feminism, Queer Studies, and Literary Theory, often with particular focus on the politics of the visual. She is a member of the 12 Collective, founded in 2016 at the Cooper Gallery, and she is currently a member of the Writers’ Shift Crew at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Her poems have been published in the magazines Scree, Tender, Gutter, Blackbox Manifold, Adjacent Pineapple and elsewhere. Her first slim volume is Border Thoughts (Leamington Books, 2014), “a little theatrical box of spectacle and light […] the living underworld of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera translated into raucous girlish post-war wayward ways” (Lisa Jeschke, Hix Eros 6). She is currently preparing for publication a new collection: SEKXPHRASTICS.


Venue Information

Video call
To access the workshop space participants are not required to download any software. A link will be sent to all participants who sign-up. The workshop requires internet access.

For access enquiries please contact