Body of Writing

Text & photography installation

Salibury Cathedral

LLL recently presented an installation within the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral featuring the writings of prisoners developed in workshops at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. The installation consisted of two panelled towers featuring short passages of text alongside images of prisoners' tattoos by Lewes photographer Willie Robb. The project was linked to LLL's Penned Up festival held at Erlestoke Prison in March 2017. A second live literature festival will be held in the prison during March 2018.

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HMP Erlestoke 2018

LLL will be running its third festival in a prison in March 2018 and the second to be held at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. Writers booked for the two week event include novelists Kit de Waal and Nathan Filer, journalist / author Gary Younge and spoken word artist Femi Keeling. Other speakers will include alternative celebrity chef, Levi Roots (pictured) and former hostage and broadcaster Terry Waite. In this unique model for a cross-artform literature festival, prisoners are involved in a management committee, contributing to programming, promotion and event management. 

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Poetry Small Group Seminars

Led by Mimi Khalvati.

A popular course of holistic poetry seminars with the emphasis on continuity and developing work in progress. Next dates are Saturdays 21 April, 12 May and 14 July.

Mimi's courses are aimed at experienced poets and are frequently oversubscribed; however, sometimes there are a couple of places available. Poets interested should contact LLL direct.

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a boxed set of original postcards

Following Lewes Live Lit's photographic installation at Eastbourne Station, the collection of 24 postcards that accompanied Lisa Barnard's large hanging portaits can now be bought online as a boxed set.

See the complete collection of cards by visiting Artistic Director Mark Hewitt's website: Home » Galleries » Polska by the Sea » postcards

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