Writing Machine takes shape in Bounds Green

This Blog Post has been submitted by Zander Sabbagh - of Everyone's Climbing Tree - Zander explains the Amazing Writing Machine which will make its debut at the AP & Beyond festival next weekend

The beginnings and workings of an accessible creative writing community activity to get stuck into at the up and coming AP&Beyond Art Trail Curated by Sonya Sabbagh from Everyone’s Climbing Tree.

“The Writing Machine is a device that produces unique pieces of writing. The machine runs on inspiration; the fuel being words picked up from a box at random, given to operators, who then go fizz into the moment producing anything from haiku-like pieces to short prose.”
Jamila Smith (AP&Beyond Artist, Writing Machine Operator)

The machine is nearing completion and will be unveiled at the AP & Beyond Art Trail this coming weekend. All we have to go on at present is this intriguing blueprint sketch (right) by Everyone’s Climbing Tree Artist Actarr Khedoo:

The Writing Machine is the brainchild of Trail Participants Zaza, Kevin, Jamila and Aisha Smith.

Their intention is to create an accessible creative writing community activity for this year’s Trail.

Here they are demonstrating some of the hidden workings of the machine:

Here’s how it works,
     Input: Suggested contribution of £2 to the Festival
     + Random words chosen by the roll of a die
     + 5 Minutes of the Writing Machine Operators time and
         creative wordplay
     = Output: a completely one-off piece of prose to take home

Come down and see the colossal machine running on inspiration, fuelled by words, fizzing and bubbling poems and prose to the boil! It will be cranked to life at 3pm on Saturday 22/6/2013. You’ve got ‘till 6pm to try it out. This will be taking place with other events (music, blah, blah) at Avenue Gardens, Wood Green, N22 7XL.

As well as being executive operators on the Writing Machine these two young troopers Jamila and Aisha will be reciting some pieces produced including Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwock. Here they are performing for the AP&B Social at The Pavilion in Albert Rec.

Want to help power the machine?
If you would like to be involved you can be inducted as a word engineer with a short training before being let loose to tinker with a random selection of words.

Sign up now by emailing the organisers everyonesclimbingtree@gmail.com You can also use this email address to get more details about the AP & Beyond Art Trail and accompanying events.

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Comment by Skanda Sabbagh on June 20, 2013 at 11:17

Thank you for all the support from Bowes and Bounds-AP and Beyond looks set to be amazing.

The Writing Machine and it's output is still developing. We are excited for the weekend ahead.

Zander (Everyone's Climbing Tree)


Comment by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on June 23, 2013 at 1:47

Acktarr Khedoo (centre) with the finished machine :

Behind the scenes: some of the volunteer corps members who kept the machine running.

A satisfied customer:

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