Doorstep Environment Poetry

November 25 – December 2

A one-week stay-at-home writing residency with Karen Eng

Take part in this concentrated workshop for just one week, focusing on the environment around you. This will be a chance for personal tutor support to refine a piece of writing (or several) in the company of others. And all from the safety of your own home. This residency follows on from our very successful Instagram challenge #doorstepenvironment If you enjoyed taking part or reading the results in our blog – this might well be for you.

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About Karen Eng

Karen has been a regular workshop tutor for GroundWork Gallery. The most recent occasion was for On the Edge in December 2019, from which we published the results.

Karen Eng workshop 2019

Karen Frances Eng is a writer and artist transplanted from the West Coast of California to the Norfolk coast of England. Her work straddles analog and digital media. She is experimental., encompassing everything from traditional letterpress printing to animated light projections on medieval buildings.

Karen workshop 2019
Karen Eng, left in the picture

As a writer, her own first love is poetry. However, she also writes feature articles, profiles and personal essays for internationally distributed publications. She serves as a writing coach and facilitator for anyone who needs support in any genre or format.

Karen is also a visual artist. Currently she is exploring the possibilities of VR and cryptoart as tools of expression. Throughout every aspect of her practice, she shows curiosity, playfulness and a willingness to experiment across disciplines. She has shown several of her large-scale animated projection works on King’s Lynn’s heritage buildings. Commissioned by Collusion Cambridge and supported by Arts Council England and the local Borough Council. They have also appeared internationally as part of a live, multi-artist collaborative large-scale projection performance at Ars Electronica 2020.

Heidi McEvoy Swift (@McEvoySwift)

Heidi is the textile artist whose images you see on the fliers (which were designed, like all our graphics, by Pearce Marchbank RDI). You can see more of Heidi’s work and read about the context in our doorstep environment blog. Also on