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Arts Week 2014: Poetry in Film

Birkbeck Arts Week 2014 will take place on Monday 19 to Saturday 24 May. The week will include lectures, readings, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is an annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly. The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck's School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today.

Birkbeck welcomes everyone with an interest in the Arts to participate in this year's events.


For Birkbeck Arts Week, the Writers' Hub presents:

Poetry in Film

Screening & Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday 22 May

Time: 6 - 9pm

Venue: The Cinema, The School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square

Free Entry: Book your Free Ticket here on Eventbrite


Poems on film use the age-old techniques of image and sound to create an exciting new artform which is powerful and concise. Experience this artform with a screening of Poetry Films made by National Film and Television School students, followed by a panel discussion led by poet, Martina Evans, with Jane Corbett (filmmaker and writer), Roger Crittenden (former Head of Programme at the NFTS), Liane Strauss, (Head of Poetry at Birkbeck), and film director Asher Tlalim.


Martina Evans is the author of ten books of prose and poetry. Burnfort Las Vegas, her fifth collection of poems, is due from Anvil Press in June 2014. 


Jane Corbett has written both literary fiction and film scripts, several of which have been made into prize-winning feature and TV films. Her latest book of tales for adults, Beasts and Lovers, uses myth and fairy tales in a modern context to explore some of the deeper unconscious fears and longings human beings are subject to. She teaches at the National School for Film and Television and the Central Film School.


Roger Crittenden is a former Head of the Full-time programme at the National Film and Television School who gave up trying to write poetry when he became a film editor and realised that he could enjoy playing with rhythms that others had conceived. At the same time the passion for poetry is undiminished.


Liane Strauss is the author of Leaving Eden and Frankie, Alfredo, and her poems have also appeared in a variety of journals in the US and the UK. She teaches literature and creative writing at Birkbeck College, The Poetry School and The City Literary Institute and lives in North London with her two sons.


Asher Tlalim is a film editor, director and screenwriter known for Al Tigu Le B'Shoah (1994), Galoot (2003) and Am V'Tslilav - Mantova, Vienna, St. Petersburg (1998).


The full programme for Arts Week is now available on the Birkbeck website.



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