Program dates: February 11-23, 2013
Application deadline: November 15, 2012
For Those of you Wondering What is there after The WordsWorth Residency? Here’s something Exciting!
Mentors: Fred Wah – New Poetics, Collaboration, Hybridityollaboration, J. R. Carpenter – Digital Literature, Performance Writing , Joe Amato – New Formality, Prose, Poetry
Director: Steven Ross Smith – New Formality, Performance Poetry
Guest Faculty: Lori Emerson, Johanna Drucker, Gail Scott
A groundbreaking residency that enables experimentation and creation in innovative writing practices. In(ter)ventions welcomes interventions in writing as an art form, where the medium itself (language) is the site of investigation. The means of production that might frame such interventions (such as audio, electronic literature, interactivity, vizpo, video, performance, collaboration, and so on) are secondary to and/or juxtaposed with the compositional.
The residency includes: one-on-one sessions with individual mentor-leaders; group discussions; speaker presentations; and performances. Group discussions explore issues in new practices and may include philosophical and critical thinking, aesthetic issues, demonstrations, and technical issues.
Performances will occur in informal or formal settings — from professionally staffed theatre venues to intimate presentation rooms — all venues are fully technically enabled. Audio and video recording facilities are also available.
Financial Assistance: Financial aid is available to all writers accepted to the program.
JR Carpenter discusses the In(ter)ventions program and how it encourages writers to step away from a traditional literary medium on The Banff Centre Blog.