Cadence 2019 – The Image Speaks: Video Poetry Workshop

This event took place on Apr 6, 2019

$130 NWFF Members

For ages 16+

Duration: 6h
Instructor: Amaranth Borsuk


Capture your unique cadence in a workshop that will take you from conception to premiere screening. From early cinepoetry to “bad lip reading,” participants will consider what compels them about the integration of poetry and image and work from that place. In a supportive workshop environment, we will write, film, and experiment, conceptualizing and developing video poems that may stretch the bounds of the genre. No experience with either poetry or film is necessary. Participants will have access to the NWFF editing lab over several weeks in April to complete their projects. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to screen their film at the April 25 showcase, to which they will receive complimentary admission with a guest!

Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk is a scholar, poet, and book artist working at the intersection of print and digital media. She is interested in forms that take poetry off the page. She is the author of Between Page and Screen, a digital pop-up book of poetry, and a recipient of an NEA “Expanded Artists’ Books” grant for the collaboration Abra, a limited-edition book and free iOS app that recently received the Turn on Literature prize. She has collaborated on video, installation, artware, and interactive works, and is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016). Borsuk is Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, where she also serves as Associate Director of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.

Thank you to The Evergrey for their support of Cadence: Video Poetry Festival as a Media Partner!

Thank you to The Evergrey for their support of Cadence: Video Poetry Festival as a Media Partner!

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