7:30 PM19:30

Mole Valley Sofa Poet

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Tamar Yoseloff makes a welcome return to the Mole Valley Poets sofa to lead this workshop where she will read and discuss her own work and inspirations, and encourage, motivate and inspire participation in writing on the night. £10 on the door. To pre-book for this event email secretary@molevalleypoets.co.uk. For more information please visit http://www.molevalleypoets.co.uk/

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1:30 PM13:30

Alde Valley Festival workshop and reading: The Poet in the Landscape

Join poet Tamar Yoseloff in a practical poetry workshop 1.30pm – 4.30pm on Saturday September 29th 2018 at White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS, alongside of Alde Valley Spring Festival’s autumn programme ! Cornucopia ! There will be a separate event 5pm – 6.30pm, readings by Tamar Yoseloff and Suffolk Poetry Society (SPS) members/workshop participants. Both events are open to non-members and SPS members alike. Booking via the SPS website: https://shop.suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=62

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10:00 AM10:00

Ekphrasis: Poetry and Visual Art

10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston TQ9 6F
To book, contact Susan Jordan   NB This workshop is almost fully booked. If there are no places left, there will be a waiting list.

Ekphrasis is a term from the Greek which may be used to describe a piece of writing that responds directly to visual art. In this workshop we will consider how to use art as a springboard for poems. We’ll look at the concepts behind ekphrastic writing through close readings of Seamus Heaney, Gillian Clarke and WS Merwin. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will be guided towards producing new work during the session, and there will be an opportunity to share early drafts and ideas. 


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11:00 AM11:00

The Shape of a Poem at Asthall Manor

In this practical writing workshop, we will look at how a poem's shape affects the way in which we read it, and how we can be inspired by the sculptures in the on form exhibition to write new poems.

on form is the only exhibition in the UK dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture, set in the beautiful gardens of Asthall Manor, Burford OX18 4HW: http://www.onformsculpture.co.uk/

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-shape-of-a-poem-poetry-workshop-with-tamar-yoseloff-tickets-43307626276

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10:30 AM10:30

The New York Influence part 2: Basquiat and Jazz Poetry

Jean-Michel Basquiat first rose to prominence in the late 1970s, when a blend of early post punk, hip hop and street art was breathing new energy into the New York art scene. Basquiat was also influenced by jazz and bebop, as exemplified by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. In this session, we’ll take inspiration from Basquiat’s ‘personal iconography’, the combination of text and image in his paintings, and some jazz-influenced poems – from Langston Hughes and Frank O’Hara, amongst others – and use this improvisatory and collaborative energy to create new poems of our own.

This workshop is held at the Poetry School, 1, Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 2XU

Booking here: https://poetryschool.com/courses/new-york-influence-2-basquiat-jazz-poetry/

Please note this session is now sold out. Contact the Poetry School to join the waiting list

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