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Simmone Howell’s fiction is heavily influenced by popular culture. In this talk, she shows DVD clips and discusses the artists and icons that influenced her novels Notes from the Teenage Underground and Everything Beautiful.
Pop Art Art happenings Underground film-making Counter culture rebels Film
An engaging workshop that involves finding new ways for old words. Students can black out words in existing articles to produce ‘redacted poetry’. Or cut and paste, or try the surrealist game of Exquisite Corpse. Participants will create poems and short prose by altering existing texts (beware: old and battered books may be harmed in […]
An experimental, fun and inclusive workshop that introduces the student to creative writing in the short form (short short fiction, haikus, rookus, zen koans, list, found poems) using unusual jumping off points (classified ads, random words, postcards ,found objects). Students each start with a blank notebook that will be filled by the end of the […]
Zines are mini magazines. In this session Simmone explores the world of zine-making, including a potted history of DIY publishing and pamphleteering. In this very hands-on workshop, students will learn how to make a basic zine. Students can work individually or collaboratively and will end the session with their own zine to exchange or sell […]
In this talk Simmone shows her award-winning short film Pity 24 (16 mins, 2004) and discusses the basic tenets of writing for the screen. Students will work in groups to write a short screenplay