with Jay Murphy.

For all who want to gain a richer, wider understanding of modes of contemporary writing that freely crosses conventional genres and borders, and thereby stimulate innovations in their own practice. Special focus is on how personal or autobiographical forms can often even inadvertently become potent tools of social and political investigation.

  • Date: May 7 & 8 2011
  • Time: 11 – 5pm
  • Cost: £20/£10 conc.

Based in poetics but extending into new media and film, readings include Etel Adnan, Ammiel Alcalay, Juliana Spahr, Anne Waldman, Jalal Toufic, Fiona Templeton, Sesshu Foster, Ted Berrigan, William Burroughs, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.


To book please contact info@peacockvisualarts.co.uk or call 01224 639539

Jay Murphy

Jay Murphy‘s screenplays have been finalists in 2011 and 2006 for the Sundance Screenwriting Labs, and his collaborative Internet projects have been included in the Sundance Online Film Festival. He has contributed features and essays to Parkett, Metropolis, Contemporary, Art in America, Third Text and other publications, and was editor/publisher of the alternative journal Red Bass. In 2008 he curated exhibitions in New York and Edinburgh, and in 2009 organised “Cruel Weather: New Film/Video from the Arab Middle East” that ran in four cities in Scotland. www.thing.net/~soulcity