The Provocation Collection: Experiential Learning Activities to Enliven Creative Practice & Inspire Innovations in Writing

TitleThe Provocation Collection: Experiential Learning Activities to Enliven Creative Practice & Inspire Innovations in Writing
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

A poetic practice is a studio-based practice, and is deeply generative when in conversation with other disciplines and forms. The goal of this two-year project is to design a living archive of experiential learning activities adapted from visual arts for the creative writing classroom. This series of what I’m calling provocations will shift the focus of learning from an exclusively mental effort (lecture, workshop) toward a sequence of embodied, sensory-rich experiences, creating the conditions for poetry: that mystical thing that lies beyond the words as words. When language is defamiliarized through interdisciplinary play, students come to know their medium as a painter knows colour, or a ceramicist knows clay, that is, they deepen their understanding of language as material, freeing up the necessary space for singular expressions to flourish. These provocations, designed in collaboration with students, artists, and arts-based educators, will form an online exhibition and open educational resource.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSheryda Warrener
Year 1: Funded Amount12,886
Year 1: Team Members

Sheryda Warrener, Lecturer, Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts