Jon also strives to incorporate the written and spoken word into his practice wherever possible, using forms of collaborative creative writing to
encourage self-expression among participants. Recently, Jon has begun to facilitate renga - an ancient Japanese poetic form which invites collaborative composition of a series of linked verses which celebrate the natural world and human relationships. The form is a wonderfully inclusive, participatory and communal way of using creative writing as a tool for exploring the present moment.
Jon is running a series of renga days throughout 2017 as part of Reading's Festival of the Dark with Outrider Anthems.
'Renga goes beyond poetry: it is the art of communalism' - Alex Finlay