Workshops

Poetry Workshop with Kim Moore

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at Friends Meeting House Lancaster LA1 1TH on 3-5pm Saturday 19th May 2018

Kim Moore’s first full length collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in April 2015.  She won a New Writing North Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2012. Her poem In That Year was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2015. The collection recently won the Geoffrey Faber Prize Judges Gillian Clarke, Katharine Towers, and Tom Gatti, said that Moore’s poems “accrue force and vigour as they speak to each other across the pages, delivering a thrilling encounter with language at its most irresistible and essential”.

Workshop £20 (Concessions £15)

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Previous Workshops

Thursday 9th March 2017: David Tait

Writing Workshop 4pm-6pm: Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Workshop: Tales from the World City
“You said I’ll go to another country, go to another shore, find a city better than this one” CP Cavafy.
What is it that drives us to the city? Do we get lost or are we reborn? What lures us to particular cities? A sense of history? Or it’s limitless opportunities for companionship? In this workshop we will be ‘hitting the streets’ (as Queneau might have it), diving into dark alleyways, discovering and delighting in poetry and prose that has been inspired by some of the greatest cities in the world. And, of course, we will be writing our own poems! Bring a pen, and your mind’s passport!
David Tait lives in Nanjing, China, where he works as a teacher. His first collection “Self-Portrait with The Happiness” (Smith | Doorstop) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and The Polari First Book Award and received an Eric Gregory Award. His most recent pamphlet, Three Dragon Day was chosen as a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was subsequently shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award. He will be in the UK attending a poetry residency with The Wordsworth Trust.

Workshop £20 (Concessions £15). To purchase a place on the workshop via paypal please go to our  Payments page

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David Tait will be reading for us with Carola Luther and Jenny Copley at The Storey, Lancaster Thursday 9th March 2017 7.30pm

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Saturday 10th September 2016: Andrew McMillan
Writing Workshop 2pm-4pm: Friends Meeting House Lancaster LA1 1TH

The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the poetic truth
As Rita-Ann Higgins once wrote, ‘to get to the poetic truth, it is not always necessary to tell the what-actually-happened truth, these times I lie’; this workshop will look at ways we can be more honest in our poetry, how we might write about difficult personal things and how to bring ourselves into our work in a way which still opens out to the universal. We’ll also consider whether untrue ideas can help us towards a ‘poetic’ truth.

Workshop £20 (Concessions £15).

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Andrew picture.jpegAndrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Forward Prize for Best First. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015. In 2014 he received a substantial Northern Writers’ Award. He currently lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and lives in Manchester.

Andrew will be reading at Lancaster Library, 6.30pm this evening. £5 /£3 with a complimentary glass of wine
more info here

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