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Poetry Workshop

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Poetry workshop

Poetry Workshop

With Richard Georges

Saturday 26 May, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
£8/£6 (conc) Book

Explore poetry around the themes of travelling, exile and home with poet Richard Georges. Begin by reading poems about journeys and how a sense of home can be located beyond borders by poets Derek Walcott, Safia Elhillo and Eavan Boland. Spend time writing your own work, focusing on techniques that will loosen your sense of bearing and root yourself in a renewed sense of place. We all have stories to tell if we pay enough attention to the stops along the way.

These poetry workshops are produced in collaboration with Poetry School.

Richard Georges is a writer, editor, and lecturer in the British Virgin Islands. His poems have appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, The Caribbean Writer, The Puritan, The Poetry Review, WILDNESS, Wasafiri, decomP, The Rusty Toque, Baldhip, Susumba, Under the Radar, sx salon, those that this, Cordite Poetry Review, The 2018 Forward Book of Poetry and elsewhere. Richard is the author of the poetry collections Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books) and GIANT (Platypus Press). He is the recipient of the 2016 Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer, and has been shortlisted for The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Small Axe Literary Prize, The Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Founded in 1997, Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences.