Normal? | The Taxidermist | Live Bookshop Reading | 18.00 - 18.30

Tues 01 Dec | online
18.00 - 18.30 | Live on the Normal? Fest Instagram

Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet and translator based in London.

A taxidermist on an artist retreat in Mexico enquires into her artistic impulse and explores the meaning of after-life

who is this for?
what remains of us?

The poems in this book-length sequence play with form and investigate the boundaries of poetry and prose. Enquiry is at the centre of my work as a Living Words artist, poet and educator. I am interested in the idea of Negative Capability, which Keats spoke of in reference to craft and art, as “being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without... reaching after fact and reason.”

Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Creative Folkestone & Folkestone Fringe. Living Words is an arts & literature charity organisation working with those with a dementia as well as those from isolated backgrounds. Creative Folkestone, is an arts charity dedicated to transforming Folkestone through collective creative activity. We do these festivals to enrich the cultural calendar of our town, bring people together, and connect Folkestone with the wider world. Each year, the Normal? programme and themes are always produced through think-ins, in which anyone is invited to share ideas of what interests them, and what they would like to see happen together.


10 October 2020

Normal? Festival Of The Brain 2020/21
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