Saturday, October 31, The Beacon, 2pm: A good conversation is always enriching and often surprising. In this welcoming and lively workshop we’ll respond to published poems – arguing with Emily Dickinson or agreeing with Ted Hughes – and explore forms like the glosa and the widderruf, which respond to other poets’ work.
The emphasis is on making new poems, but there will be time too for conversation between us, and for sharing our ideas to create poetry enlivened by new ideas and new language.
Jo Bell‘s awards for poetry include the Charles Causley Prize, the Manchester Cathedral Prize and a coveted Saboteur Award for her global workshop project 52. Formerly a professional archaeologist, she is a narrowboat-dweller and the Poetry Society’s first Canal Laureate for the UK. Carol Ann Duffy has called her ‘one of the most exciting poets now writing’. Her second collection Kith is available from Nine Arches Press.
Saturday, October 31. 2pm – 5pm. The Beacon. Tickets:£18
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Online bookings closes on October 30.