Lisa Matthews appointed Creative Case poet inresidence
REDACT, the partnership between New Writing North and poet Lisa Matthews, has been successful in its Arts Council application for a Creative Case residency. Lisa, a poet with dyslexia, will spend her residency experimenting with SpLD assistive software to create new poetry, and develop workshop techniques. Towards the end of her residency she will lead a poetry workshop with six non-dyslexic poets. Her own unique insight will result in new approaches to writing poetry and new poems, which will be presented on a project website alongside participants’ reflections.
REDACT is a Creative Case NORTH residency. Creative Case NORTH is a programme of sector-led activity exploring the creative case for diversity, developed by a consortium of arts and cultural organisations convened by Arts Council England from across the North area, including: Creative Case NORTH Partners ARC Stockton, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Contact Theatre, GemArts, STAY, ZENDEH; Creative Case NORTH Critical Friends: Alchemy, Art House, Mind The Gap, Open Clasp, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.