In Partnership with the Department of Culture
To celebrate BNG’s 30th anniversary and the 15th iteration of the Bermuda Biennial we are this year opening up submissions to include poetry. The selection of written works will be overseen by Richard Georges. A writer of essays, fiction, and three collections of poetry, Richard is a founding editor of Moko, an online publication focused on Caribbean art and literature, and in 2020 was appointed the British Virgin Islands first Poet Laureate.
In support of the new category, we have partnered with the Department of Culture to host a series of writers workshops throughout the month of January, as part of their Writer-In-Residence Programme, to help develop new work for entry into the exhibition.
Unlike the Department’s previous Writer-In-Residence programmes, each workshop will be a stand alone experience – focusing on a range of topics, from generating new work to refining already written pieces. Writers are invited to participate in all the workshops or select workshops based on their interests or needs.
The workshops, which are free, will be held via Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/bdawinr2021, or for more information, please contact the Department of Culture Folklife Officer Catherine Hay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri. 7 Jan 12.30-1.30pm – Create New Work with Yesha Townsend
Sat. 8 Jan 10am-12pm – Generating New Work for a Theme with Alan C. Smith
Fri. 14 Jan 12.30-1.30pm – Create New Work with Yesha Townsend
Sat. 15 Jan 10 am-12pm – Create New Work with Dr. Chris Astwood
Fri. 21 Jan 12.30-1.30pm – Create New Work with Yesha Townsend
Sat. 22 Jan 10am -12pm – Create New Work with Dr. Chris Astwood
Fri. 28 Jan 12.30-1.30pm – Create New Work with Yesha Townsend
Sat & Sunday 29 & 30 Jan – various times – one-on-one sessions with Dr. Paul Maddern or Andra Simons to review and edit completed work
Click here for details of the 2022 Bermuda Biennial and how to apply.