Events

22nd November 2021

Enclosures Launch

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and Osmosis Press warmly welcome you to the launch of Susie Campbell’s Enclosures.

Please join Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and Osmosis Press at 6:30 pm on Monday 22nd November for the launch of Susie Campbell’s Enclosures. This is a hybrid event – the launch will be streamed online via Zoom and a select number of tickets will be avaliable to attend in person at Senate House Library.

Susie Campbell is currently researching Gertrude Stein, prose poetry, and spatial form for a practice-based poetry PhD at Oxford Brookes University. Her poetry has appeared in magazines, anthologies, and visual poetry exhibitions. Her other poetry books include The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Frock Enquiry (Annexe, 2015), ‘I return to you’ (Sampson Low, 2019), and Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020). She can be found at susiecampbellwrites.wordpress.com and @susiecampbell on Twitter

Campbell will be joined by E.P Jenkins. 

Due to limited avaliability, please book an ‘in person’ ticket only if you can attend. 

Copies of Enclosures will be avaliable to purchase on the day. Preorders can be made through the following link: https://osmosispress.com/enclosures-susie-campbell/


2nd September 2021

Writing Rituals with E.P Jenkins

Join Osmosis for our FIRST writing workshop with poet and artist E.P Jenkins. 10 places are avaliable. Places are free of charge, though donations to cover costs are more than welcome at check out. 

Prior to the event you will receive a workshop kit containing: 

– Tools/materials required for the workshop

– 1 limited edition print of E.P Jenkins’ Arachne

– Herbal tea bags for a tea break 

– 1 hand-printed ‘OSMOSIS’ bookmark

“Writing site specific, ecologically minded work has been difficult over the past year. As we have been sheltering at home our world has shrunk and our relationship to the spaces we inhabit have changed. This workshop aims to use rituals and magical writing practices to help us renegotiate the domestic space and the language we use to explore it. Firstly, we will discuss domestic folktales that will help us to reconsider our spaces through the lens of magic and ritual. Then we will ask the audience to participate in two writing rituals: 

1. Space weaving – using string/wool/thread we will weave webs in our home spaces (this can be anything from your entire living room or just your desk) which will encourage us to view and move around our spaces in new ways. We will write in response to this exercise.

2. Asemic writing – using household or found objects such as wooden spoons, twigs, charging cables (anything you don’t mind getting mucky) to make marks using paint or ink. The aim of this exercise is to help us to think and write through the domestic. 

The goal of the workshop is to encourage exploration and reimagining of domestic spaces through ritual centered writing. ” – E.P

E.P is a poet and artist based in Kent, the editor of Coven, a recent graduate of Royal Holloway’s Poetic Practice MA, and a founding member of the Crested Tit Collective. E.P’s work can be found in Streetcake Magazine, the anthology Harpies (2018), Rewilding: An Ecopoetic Anthology (2020) and her debut collection Rituals will be published with Broken Sleep Books (2022). She is a big witchy weirdo inspired by folklore, contemporary and historical medicine, and crafts as a method for poetic generation. @shamalapamela on Twitter.


15th July 2021

Mortar Launch

Please join us at 7pm, Thursday 15th July for the launch of Lydia Unsworth’s new poetry collection – our debut publication at Osmosis Press – Mortar. This event is free and online via Zoom. We’re delighted that Unsworth will be reading from her work, and we’ll also be having a bit of fun with origami dinosaurs for those interested…

Unsworth will be joined by Kate Feld and Megin Jiménez

Once you have registered you will receive a PDF of one of Unsworth’s poems which you can print for making your origami dinosaur. If you don’t have access to a printer, any square piece of paper will do! This launch will include closed captions and poems will be posted into the chat. If there’s anything else we can do to support accessibility please let us know in advance.

You can purchase a copy of the collection here: https://osmosispress.com/mortar/

Zoom link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88390332751?pwd=dzl3bDhKemxDS1dtclo4OU5IbkNyZz09

meeting ID: 883 9033 275

passcode: osmosis

Schedule:

Introduction

Kate Feld reading

Lydia Unsworth reads from Mortar

Megin Jiménez reading

Tea break

Make your own origami/poem dinosaur

Q&A (time permitting)

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