Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme discusses parenthood and the history of childbirth with Testament, Hannah Silva, Jessica Cox, author of Confinement: The Hidden History of Maternal Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Britain, and by Dr Laura Sellers, curator at the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds. Hosted by John Gallagher.
Ian McMillan hosts a special performance edition of The Verb recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival in Leeds. Featuring poetry from Hannah Silva, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Malika Booker, Cecilia Knapp and Testament.
Eight, Critical Institute for Art and Politics
Performing from My Child, the Algorithm (more tba)
Creative Case study: My Child, the Algorithm
This summer, Hannah Silva published My Child, the Algorithm: a memoir of queer single parenting told through conversations between the author, her toddler and a predecessor of Chat-GPT. In this in-depth session Silva, computational linguist James Carney and Sujoy Roy from Footnote Press discuss the surprises, joys and challenges of writing in collaboration with AI, before opening the discussion to the audience to explore reader attitudes, author anxieties, and other potential creative opportunities that generative AI offers.
Adventures in Neurodiverse Writing with Hannah Silva and Debris Stevenson, guest reader Shola von Reinhold
Primadonna Festival, Suffolk
Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
Calling Calling: Maggie Nicols, Hannah Silva, Jo Hellier
BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Leeds
National Poetry Library at 70 Celebration, London
Gender Equity in AI, the AI Fringe
Queering Parenthood: Kirsty Logan and Hannah Silva In Conversation, London
Feel the algorithm, London
New Intimacies, Edinburgh
All Borders Blur, London