New People On Board – WELCOME!
We are really pleased to welcome two new members of the Liberated Words team:
Caleb is becoming well-known in the poetry world; in the 2016 National Poetry Competition he won second prize. Helmi Stil was commissioned to make a film of the poem by Alastair Cook for the Eyes Like Rays filmpoem event in conjunction with The Poetry Society (see below). He is an intuitive and understanding workshop facilitator and a really nice guy!
From his resume: Caleb Parkin is a poet, performer, artist, facilitator, educator & filmmaker, based in Bristol. His career has encompassed media production, education, the arts, and their therapeutic/wellbeing applications– these days, he works with schools, museums, science centres, universities, and more.
His work has appeared in The Rialto, Poetry Review, Atticus Review, Folia, Eyedrum Periodically and other publications in print and online. He won first prize in the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017, and in 2016 was second prize-winner in the National Poetry Competition, shortlisted in The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition, and commended in the Ware Open Poetry Competition.
He’s in the dissertation year of an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with Metanoia Institute, holds professional membership of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
You can read more about his online and print publications here:
Ursula was a Project Manager at west country-based organisation Superact, running arts & wellbeing projects in the community and overseas. She is also a stunning violinist with her own Bristol-based band Ushti Baba creating compulsive ‘Gypsy-Jungle Turbo-Folkstep’ – traditional folk melodies with unstoppable dance rhythms. As both a musician and project manager, it’s no surprise she has a great sense of bringing things together. She will mainly work on event organisation, and open up our poetry and moving image world to a wider audience.
Big hugs to both of you!
ALSO INTRODUCING SOME NEW NAMES FOR 2018
Whilst missing Helen Moore very much, (though we fully understand she has to have a life of her own up in Scotland!), alongside poetry filmmakers Howard Vause and Helen Dewbery, we will be welcoming a group of talented, friendly and experienced new poets and storytellers to our forthcoming projects. For the moment, I am just giving links to websites, with more anon:
Louisa Adjoa Parker
and new poetry filmmaker