Just over a week to go to my Power of Poetry workshop as part of the Altrincham Word Fest so I’m refreshing the parts prose can’t reach and ensuring the everything is ready to go.
Booking is essential through the Eventbrite site – to book click HERE
Once you’ve booked you need only bring yourselves, a pen and paper might be handy but don’t worry I’ll have plenty with me, and together we’ll make sure that you leave full of ideas and inspiration and of course some brand new writing of your own.
Time and Date: Sunday 26th May, 2018
Location: Coco’s Italian Restaurant, Altrincham (www.cocositaliancafe.co.uk)
Details: Poetry can convey our stories, ideas and emotions with great power. This workshop guides and inspires new writers with handy techniques to create writing full of power and feeling. The workshop includes an introduction with examples, discussion, idea development and lots of opportunity for the participants to be creative.
My final session as part of the Altrincham Word Fest 2018 will be my “Power of Poetry” workshop. First delivered in 2016 this workshop is suitable for people who are regular and capable poets and for those just contemplating putting together their first poem.
As a poet I realised that the very word “poetry” can be construed in so many different ways that each of us might have our own view of what poetry really is. In this workshop we’ll see how poetry can give language extra power, how it can directly access the emotions – I sometimes define poetry as like prose but on steroids. I’ll share poems that will make you smile, stop you dead in your tracks, amuse or challenge; and the poetry will do that quickly and accessibly.
You don’t need to be well read, you don’t need to have a particular cultural background and you don’t need a particular level of education. Writing poetry needs only your own native language, your own thoughts and a few tools or techniques – we all have them we sometimes just need a little nudge and maybe support to get going.
In this session you will use some of those tools and techniques (and the nudges) and everyone taking part will finish up with some brand new poetry to be proud of – and we’ll all have a good time.
What’s not to like?