Stevie Smith's birds, collage background, WIP
Mask from RAI Summer School 2015 representing 'Rupture'
Poetry & Animation
Suzie Hanna is working with Noreen Masud and Sally Bayley on the creation of a new animation of Stevie Smith's poem The Blue From Heaven. She is animating Smith's own drawings and Glenda Jackson, who played the part of the poet in the 1978 film Stevie, has recorded her voice for the animation.
Link to Noreen Masud's blog >>
Dr Sally Bayley and Professor Suzie Hanna taught masterclasses Poetry in the Making and Poetic Memory and Music for the Oxford Literary Festival in 2014 and 2015 at Rothermere American Institute. They have been delivering seminars and workshops for The RAI International Summer School Programme since 2013, and are developing a new writing app, using ideas from architecture to improve students' narrative language structures. Suzie Hanna presented 'Research-led Creative Practice' at FACT Symposium Liverpool New Forms of Poetry & the Experience of Language- New Materialism in Practice in February 2015. She is working on the research and development for a new film Trip-Wire based on biographic reference from her own Grandfather Jack's experiences in a Signals Company during WW1 in the larger context of the way PTSD has been treated for over a century.