Cadence 2019 - Making Video Poetry

This event took place on Apr 13, 2019

$65 NWFF Members
Scholarships available – apply through the link below.

Duration: 5h
Instructor: Catherine Bresner


For youth ages 13-18
Snacks provided, participants should bring a sack lunch and a notebook.

In this interactive workshop, students will be introduced to the genre of videopoetry and collaborate to create a videopoem of their own. Students will engage with poetry playfully, through poetry games (exquisite corpse), video collage (through found footage), and soundscape. Fun, explorative, and experimental, this workshop will help students understand the many ways poetry can be experienced off the page. Using Adobe Premiere, students will create and edit their own video poems to share at the 2019 Cadence Video Poetry Festival. Participants will have the option to screen their film at the April 25 showcase, to which participants will receive complimentary admission with a guest.

  • All equipment and software is provided. Students are welcome to bring their own tech, art and writing to work with as well.

Catherine Bresner

Catherine Bresner

Catherine Bresner is a poet and visual artist living in Seattle. Her hybrid book of poetry and poetry comics, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017.  She is also the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The OffingHeavy Feather ReviewGulf CoastPoetry NorthwestPassages NorthVerse Daily and elsewhere.  She has been the coordinating editor of the Seattle Review and the publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press. You can find more of her work at

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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