Swansea Automatic: Workshop & Event

Residency, event & workshop

AiR art and craft space, 30-31 High Street, Swansea
24th – 26th September 2015

Systematically derange the language” – Bernadette Mayer.

Swansea Automatic (Aquifer Press) is an experimental novel by poet Rhys Trimble. It celebrates Swansea through the creative writing advice of Bernadette Mayer – an author associated with the American l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e poets. In the novel Trimble attempts every one of nearly a hundred pieces of ‘advice’, the results of which are a cross between an epic poem, a surreal semi-autobiographical comic novel and a notebook exploring the springs of creativity.

To launch the book Rhys Trimble will be in residence at Swansea’s AiR art and craft space, there’ll be an evening launch event and creative workshop where those that attending can try out some of Mayer’s innovative ‘experiments in writing’ for themselves.

Residency: 24th – 26th of September in AiR building

Launch party: 25th September 6.30pm

Workshop: Saturday 26th September 1 – 3pm, £5 – Register here


Organised by Rhys Trimble, AiR Swansea, Poetry Wales and Aquifer Press.