Poetry Workshop with Leda Bourgogne and Donna Stonecipher


“Poetry as a form of self-defence”


Friday, 6 October 2023, 3-6pm
Saturday, 7 October 2023, 11am-2pm  


Venue: Café SpecOps
Aegidiimarkt 5
48143 Münster

Participation free of charge.
Registration at: info@westfaelischer-kunstverein.de


On the occasion of her exhibition Mêlée at Westfälischer Kunstverein, artist Leda Bourgogne facilitates a poetry workshop together with author and translator Donna Stonecipher. The two-part workshop sets out to explore the notion of self-defence. How can poetry be a means of self-defence? How can we weaponize our individual experiences? What constitutes the lyrical “self”? Works in German and English by Audre Lorde, Louise Glück, Jenny Liou, Donika Kelly and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others, will be read and discussed.

With a visit and tour of the exhibition Mêlée by Leda Bourgogne at Westfälischer Kunstverein.

Donna Stonecipher grew up in Seattle and Tehran and currently lives in Berlin. Her most recent book, The Ruins of Nostalgia (Wesleyan University Press), will be published in October. 
Leda Bourgogne is a visual artist living in Berlin. Literature and poetry play an important role in her work as inspiration and medium of expression. 

Working languages are German and English.
A selection of texts will be available online in advance.