Although tickets will be available up to and during the festival, our special offer of 10% off five or more tickets ends on May 6th in three days time! You can buy tickets for all of our events online at The Brewery Arts Centre
A quick update on ticket sales – there are three tickets left for the workshop with Kathryn Maris on Saturday morning. Kathryn will be looking at fragmented techniques in poetry and the workshop will be a mixture of a discussion and writing techniques. I (Kim Moore) have seen Kathryn in action in a workshop and was really impressed with her teaching, so this workshop comes strongly recommended. There are four tickets left for the Chrissy Williams workshop on Saturday at 5pm. Chrissy will be using the Julian Cooper exhibition in Abbot Hall Art Gallery as inspiration for her workshop. This is a chance to have a look around the gallery and write poetry in response and not to be missed!
Other exciting news – Inua Ellams’ latest book #Afterhours published by Nine Arches Press has just been published.
This is from the Nine Arches website:
In 2015, Inua Ellams was poet in residence at the Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre in London. His #Afterhours project took him on a voyage of cultural translation and transposition through time and place, to the heart of the libraries’ rare books collection, and through his own life’s story as he selected poems published during each year of his life, from birth to the age of 18. In return, Ellams opens up a captivating and potent dialogue between poems, writing a diary and intricately-crafted poems of his own in conversational response to the poems he selected from the Poetry Library collections. Here, for the first time together, are the collected #Afterhours poems alongside the re-discovered poems which inspired them and the diary entries which follow this journey. In Ellams’ meticulous hands, this becomes an entire narrative in its own right, compelling and magnetic, drawing parallels of displacement, language and reclamation, and showing poetry’s great capacity to be a powerful amplifier of human experience.
This sounds like a fascinating project – I love the idea of writing poems in response to other poetry. I also can’t wait to see the poetry that Inua selected to write in response to!
Our last bit of exciting news this week is that our Blogger-in-Residence Hannah Hodgson was the winner of a Curious Minds North-West Cultural Award in the Personal Achievement category. Below is a picture of Hannah with her award – congratulations Hannah!