Robotic Poems?!? with Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (Hybrid)
Can computers write poems? And if so, are they any good? Come find out!
In this generative exploratory youth writing workshop, we will experiment and tinker around with the emerging field of digital and computational poetics and pick up some useful basic coding skills along the way. Zero experience in programming or coding is required (even preferred!) and you’ll leave with a small program that can help you generate new lines of poetry or reinvigorate old ones!
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 10 in-person participants with the option to join virtually.
- COVID SAFETY: We’ll be following social distancing protocol, taking temperatures, and providing masks and sanitizer as needed.
- ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.
Lillian-Yvonne BertramWriter & Artist
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of Travesty Generator (Noemi Press), a book of computational poetry that received the Poetry Society of America’s 2020 Anna Rabinowitz prize for interdisciplinary work and longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. Their other poetry books include How Narrow My Escapes (DIAGRAM/New Michigan), Personal Science (Tupelo Press), a slice from the cake made of air (Red Hen Press), and But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise (Red Hen Press). They are an associate professor at UMass Boston where they direct the MFA in Creative Writing program.
photo credit: Adrienne Mathiowetz