Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity’s transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

Title Decoration

Writing for Visual Artists – Getting the Basics Right

Title Decoration
Katrina Naomi will be leading a day of writing for artists with the aim of helping artists to feel more comfortable with writing and gain confidence and experience.

Katrina will help you to write a short biog, update (or create) an artist’s CV and write some copy for your website or other online profiles. She’ll talk about using plain English and whether there’s any place for ArtSpeak. She will discuss issues of planning and structure, and how much information to share online. There will also be time to demystify some of the basics of grammar and punctuation. But it won’t be like school! By the end of the day, Katrina hopes that artists will feel more confident in their writing – and have written a wonderful artist’s bio.

We’re running this workshop on two dates and at two locations to give everyone a fair bite of the proverbial apple.

Monday 10th June, Hypatia Trust, Penzance – Book your place

Thursday 13th June, Bodmin Old Library – Book your place

Katrina Naomi is a poet, mentor, translator and critic. She tutors for Arvon, the Poetry School and Ty Newydd, and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths (her research is on violence in contemporary poetry). In 2016, Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini and in 2018 at the Leach Pottery. In 2015 she became a post-doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths and was made a Hawthornden Fellow. She has also received an award from the Royal Literary Fund.

What to bring…

If you have any of the following please bring them along to the session. If you don’t have one already, don’t worry!

  • artist’s biog
  • artist’s CV
  • front page of website (or the page that talks about the artist)
  • artist’s statement
  • or anything else they’ve needed to write for an art project/publicity and possibly struggled with

If you have anything you’d like covered during the session please send suggestions to [email protected]