Teignmouth Poetry Festival Writing Workshops Event Information page

Teignmouth Poetry Festival Writing Workshops

Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 10.00am | End : 1.00pm
20th March to 22nd March

Poetry Teignmouth Writing Workshops

Priority Booking Opens  10am Monday 16 December 2019 to Poetry Teignmouth Members - please call the Box Office on 01626 249049, or call in person, and quote the code provided to members by Poetry Teignmouth. One ticket per member per workshop. Box Office is open 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and one hour before films and shows (Box Office closed 24th - 26th December and 31st December, limited opening on 1st January - 1:30 - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 7:30pm).

Worklshops will be open to Public Booking from 1 January 2020 at 2:30pm, including online booking from this site.

PLEASE NOTE: Booking Fees per transaction

£1.00 - Over the phone and online

50p - In person at the Box Office.

On the Edge of Vision: Poems of the Spirit: In a time when facile optimism can be as offensive as alltoo-
pervasive pessimism, how do we write poems which make use of what Yeats called ‘the spiritual
intellect’? Inspired by writers like Zeina Hashem Beck, Marie Howe and David Scott, we will draft poems
which try to find a Yes! to spiritual life while not denying our current political and social darkness.

Inua’s workshops are delightfully unstructured. The focus is on the sparks that fly, rather than isolating
their point of origin. For those of us privileged to have flown with him before we can only say you will
emerge thoughtful, energised, fired.

Writing Poetry Playfully: Jean Atkin will lead a workshop which will show you ways to write that harness
both imagination and joy! We’ll consider the importance of surprise in a poem. And confidence. And
decision-making. Explore, experiment, write new poems and be happy!

Poems of the Ordinary-Everyday: we will read and write poems that follow everyday themes: family,
domesticity, work… and discover how the medium of poetry can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

 

Wish You Were Here - The Poetry of Postcards: Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for a playful,
practical workshop inspired by postcards. We'll uncover secrets, tell stories and explore what tiny
poems can teach us about writing. Suitable for all levels of experience.

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