Teignmouth Poetry Festival Workshops Event Information page

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Workshops

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.00am
22nd March to 24th March

TEIGNMOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL 2019 WORKSHOPS
places at workshops must be booked in advance

FRIDAY MARCH 22
10am – 1pm Pavilions Meeting Room/Studio £15
LED BY FIONA BENSON BOOK HERE
‘All the pretty little horses’ a title which reflects the ‘Song & Dance’ theme of the Festival’s art
exhibition, exploring the tender, intimate, wishful, and sometimes subversive realm of the lullaby. From
this beautiful dwelling house of song new poems of childhood (or parenting) will emerge.

SATURDAY MARCH 23
10am – 1pm Pavilions Meeting Room/Studio £15
LED BY KIM MOORE BOOK HERE
Veiling the Narrative’ will look at the different ways of telling a story in our poems. Can images do the
job for us; do fragmentation and repetition help? We will experiment with the ideas of holding back or
telling all. What are the ways of ‘veiling the narrative’ and should we try and do this at all?

10am – 1pm Pavilions Meeting Room/Studio £15
LED BY AYAZ BOOK HERE
The heart needs a Thou’ This workshop, focusing on a modern approach to Sufi thinking, will invite
participants to address their poems to ‘The Beloved’, or an ‘Other’, whatever those terms might mean for
them. It will be challenging, and hopefully deeply rewarding.

SUNDAY MARCH 24
10am – 1pm Pavilions Meeting Room/Studio £15
LED BY HELEN IVORY BOOK HERE
Metaphorical Truth’ Is there something you have wanted to write about, but couldn’t
find a way in? Helen will show how a leap into imagination can take you closer to the
way things really feel – the kind of truth that had Alice shrink in a pool of her own tears.
Helen Ivory’s fourth Bloodaxe collection is Waiting for Bluebeard. She edits the
webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is a tutor for the UEA/NCW.

10am – 1pm Pavilions Meeting Room/Studio £15
LED BY JOHN GREENING BOOK HERE
'A box where sweets compacted lie' is a quote from George Herbert’s famous poem, ‘Virtue’, whose four
stanzas are warrens of interconnecting thoughts, sentiments and constructions. This workshop will focus
on the stanza: what is it for, what separates it or links it to others, how is the stanza best put together?
The session will include opportunities to experiment with different forms.

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