man with poetry book

Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Writing the Inside, Out

Date: Saturday 10 March, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Price: £72.00 (concessions available)
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

Think about what it means to write out of, and into, personal experience; how we might approach trauma, sexuality, gender, grief and heartbreak in our work and question how we remain true to our experiences whilst reaching outwards to readers – producing writing that might serve our own need for catharsis and self-care, whilst radically transforming the communicative, empathetic possibilities of language. We will look at classic ‘confessional poets’ such as Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and Robert Lowell, and also dive into modern poets re-figuring the confessional legacy, reading Dorothea Lasky, Warsan Shire and Sharon Olds. This workshop will bring the raw, wounded, private, electric parts of ourselves into the open, finding shapes for them in words: shapes that heal us and restore our agency, and shapes that make the tangled, messy actions of the heart sing clearly on the page.

One all-day workshop on Saturday 10 March 10:30am – 4:30pm.

0207 582 1679 /

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