Concrete Poetry & Letterpress Workshop

Saturday 17th September
10am - 1pm BST

The worm, 11 Castle Street, AB11 5BQ
 

Try your hand at letterpress printing to create a collaborative concrete poem with printmaker Neil Corall and writer Enxhi Mandija at Peacock: a workshop for art.

Concrete poetry is a playful, experimental genre of poetry where the design, type and spacing of words on a page is an integral part of the poem. Letterpress printing is a relief printing technique dating as far back as the 15th century, where individual types are assembled letter by letter to form words and lines. Peacock’s letterpress equipment includes a 19th-century Albion press, wood and metal type dating from the early 20th century as well custom made laser-cut reproductions.

 

For this workshop, you will be working in small groups, using a combination of different types and blocks to create visually striking concrete poems.

 

Neil Corall is a graphic designer with an interest in printmaking. He works as Print Technician at Peacock & the worm. He regularly runs workshops and one-to-one sessions on Risograph and Letterpress printing.

 

Enxhi Mandija works as Assistant Curator at Peacock & the worm. She is also a writer, and her writing has appeared in MAP Magazine, SPAM, The Yellow Paper and The Elphinstone Review amongst others. She is a graduate of the Art Writing MLitt at the Glasgow School of Art and holds an MA from the University of Aberdeen in English-History of Art.