Muted Minds - Theraputic Poetry Sessions

Sun Mar 24 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Typewronger Books | Edinburgh

Typewronger Books
Publisher/HostTypewronger Books
Muted Minds - Theraputic Poetry Sessions
The Muted Minds sessions are open to anyone, and everyone interested in co-creating poems
driven by the documentation of personal and collective narratives of the present
Cal. Are not the object and the word the same?
– A Dialogue between Caliban and Ariel, John Fuller
In Fuller’s dialogue, Caliban engages in a discussion with Ariel, exploring themes such as the relationship between
the word and the object. Notably, the dialogue between Caliban and Ariel leans more towards the significance of the
'word' rather than the 'object' as this fulfils the intended purpose of the work. The present series of sessions will
focus on the exploration of ‘object-s’ through words, guided by the idea that “any rule may be broken”.
The Muted Minds therapeutic poetry series invite participants to delve into an exchange of words, punctuation
marks, and experiences thereby co-creating a poem alongside others. “Docupoetry”, or else documentary poetry, is a
form of socially engaged poetry that combines non-literary forms of writing with personal observations, and it is
based upon the universal character of language.
Grounded in the universality of language and the use of the poetic, the sessions aim to provide a collective
experience that captures the essence of 'Docupoetry,' facilitating an exploration of the interplay between words and
personal encounters that can offer a ‘healing’ outcome. The universality of language, shared inclusively amongst the
participants, lays the groundwork for the therapeutic essence of the process.
Participants are not required to prepare or bring anything as all materials will be provided. There is also no
requirement for familiarity with creative writing, as no prior experience is necessary. The sessions are guided and
stand-alone, allowing everyone to drop in and out of the circle depending on their availability.
Just bring yourselves and an open mind!

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Typewronger Books, Typewronger Books, Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4, United Kingdom,Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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