We will be offering a wide range of workshops – online and physical – throughout the festival. Follow the links below for full details of individual events, ticketing and registration.
Performing Poetry: A practical session looking at the joys, perils, and pitfalls of
performing poetry live. With multi award-winner John Wheeler. (Southborough Civic Centre, TN4 ONA) June 10th, from 7:00pm
Poems and Pictures: Finding inspiration from art with Charlie Bell. (Arty Farty Studio, TN4 OPL) June 12th, 10am – 1:00pm
Writing Eco-Poetry: Writing poetry that reflects the climate crisis and our shifting relationship with the earth. With Sarah Westcott. (Southborough Civic Centre, TN4 ONA) June 14th, 10 – 12:00am
Patterns and Permutations: Playing with word arrangements in poetry forms. With Marian Christie. (Southborough Civic Centre, TN4 ONA) June 15th, 2 – 4:00pm
The Power of Not Knowing: The element of surprise in the creative process. A live zoom event with Suzanne Cleary. (International online event) June 17th, 2:00-4:00pm
You Don’t Have to Do It on Your Own: The poetry “pod” as a source of inspiration. A three-for-the-price-of-one workshop with Sarah Salway, Siân Thomas and Jill Munro. (The Hub, Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. TN1 2JB) June 17th, 11am – 1pm.
Oh God! Religious Poetry: An online workshop and discussion forum hosted by Kevin Scully. You do not need to believe in anything to take part! (Online) June 20th, 2 – 4pm.
Getting Your Poetry Out There: A practical workshop on preparing for submission and getting poetry published. With Clare Marsh and Charlie Bell.
Making Your Own Myth: Finding inspiration in myth and legend – whether from existing mythology or your own imagination. With Graham Mummery. (The Hub, Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. TN1 2JB) June 22nd, 10-12:00
Could I be a Poet?: A workshop for absolute beginners and those curious to answer that burning question. With Charlie Bell. (The Hub, Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. TN1 2JB) June 22nd, 2-4:00pm
Going to Ground: An outdoor, nature-inspired workshop with Ashdown Forest’s resident poet Siân Thomas. June 23rd, 5 – 7:00pm