Nemeses Launch IV at Small Publishers Fair : Conway Hall
The Brockway Room : Saturday 16 November : 4.30pm - Free
SJFowler reads from Nemeses, his exploration of the potentials of multidisciplinary collaboration. 50 projects place poems and prose alongside musical scores, diaries, sculptures, films, photographs and scripts with international writer and artist collaborators.
Readings / performances by SJ Fowler and Eley Williams and SJ Fowler and Phil Minton.
Nemeses : book launch I - St Johns on Bethnal Green, London
October Saturday 26th 2019
A poetry book launch like no other. Nemeses : the selected collaborations of SJ Fowler 2014-2019, published by Haverthorn Press, was launched in London, on October 26th 2019, at the remarkable gothic St John on Bethnal church, on a windswept night of poetic performance and shenanigans. SJ Fowler read with nearly ten collaborators, performing works from the book Nemeses, or presenting performances that related to the printed collaborations, or that toyed with the context of the reading, the concept of a poetry event and improvisation. The evening's readings was revealed like a meta-play, led by anti-host Harry Man, and so accumulated its full effect (disappointment) over the entire night, hence the deliberate intervention of the host about each duo reading.An hour long performative exploration of poetic collaboration in one of London’s most beautiful and idiosyncratic city churches. To celebrate the release of SJ Fowler’s selected collaborations 2014 to 2019, an evening of collaborative performances, installations and readings made especially for the night. With SJ Fowler and Joe Dunthorne, Eley Williams, Ailbhe Darcy, Luke Kennard, Prudence Chamberlain, Karen Sandhu and Harry Man
ON NEMESES more at www.stevenjfowler.com/nemeses
From the publisher, Haverthorn : “No poet-artist has ever explored the potentials of multidisciplinary collaboration as thoroughly as SJ Fowler and Nemeses is a landmark publication evidencing that exploration. The book brings together over 50 collaborations and collaborators, placing poems and prose alongside musical scores, diaries, sculptures, films, photographs, scripts and more. It explores not only the grand potential for collaboration as an innovative, generative, playful and profound practise, but also aims to expand what is possible when sharing the live upon the page.
New works made with pioneers of entire genres like Iain Sinclair and Phil Minton, to collaborations with some of the UK’s most exciting writers like Eley Williams, Max Porter and Joe Dunthorne sit next to works made with a global selection of writers and artists unknown on our shores and reflecting Fowler’s internationalist practise.”
Nemeses : book launch II - Kingston University : November Tuesday 5th : 7pm doors - Free
As part of the Writers Centre Kingston programme of events, Nemeses is launched and collaboration in literature is celebrated as SJ Fowler reads with Karen Sandhu and Joe Turrent, amidst a special Camarade event, where pairs of poets present new works for the night, featuring Lucy Furlong, Julia Rose Lewis, Susie Campbell et al. Visit www.writerscentrekingston.com/nemeses for more information on this event.
Nemeses : book launch III at York University
November Wednesday 6th 2019 : 5.30pm - Free Entry
Hosted by JT Welsch and York University, Nemeses launches north, in an event of collaborative poetry readings and performance. With SJ Fowler and Nathan Walker, Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, Tom Jenks, Harry Man, Colin Herd.