Poetry Workshops We Recommend April - May 2018

Poetry Workshops We Recommend April - May 2018

In the mood to sharpen your pen? experience something new? Here are a few poetry workshops we recommend for April and May 2018, a wide range too! 

Walking and Reverie: A Writing and Drawing Workshop

Tutor: Visual Artist Zoe Benbow and Poet Sarah Corbett
Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Fee: £18 - £25
Location: Poetry Café

This dynamic workshop with visual artist Zoe Benbow and poet Sarah Corbett will lead you through a series of meditations, writing and drawing exercises designed to release creativity and engage the imagination in order to create new worlds in image and text. You will walk through imaginary landscapes, map a journey and work with fragments of found text.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to invent and play. Book A Place

Stage to Page

Tutor: Carmina Masoliver
Date: Saturday 28 April 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: £35
Location: 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU

Take inspiration from poets who occupy both stage and page, and explore how to transform existing performance work onto the page. This workshop invites participants who regularly perform their work to consider their poetry on the page. We will look at examples of poets who successfully occupy both spaces, and discuss what aspects to consider when transforming existing work onto the page. We will begin to create some new work, thinking about how we can experiment with the page as a canvas for poetry that is both aurally and visually appealing. Book A Place

The BreakBeat Internationally Known Workshops  

Tutor: Kevin Coval, Safia Elhillo, Nick Makoha
Date: Saturday 5 May 2018, 10.30am
Fee: £30
Location: 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU

Hip-hop meets poetry with the boundary-smashing BreakBeat Poets. This one-day workshop is for people who love hip-hop, for people who have never read a poem, for people who think that poetry is only something written by dead white men. Join writers and editors of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop Kevin Coval, Safia Elhillo and Nick Makoha as they share work shaping the next and now movement(s) in poetics across the globe and lead a series of cypher-style workshops rooted in the vibrancy of hip-hop aesthetics. Book A Place

1 on 1 feedback on your poems from Heidi Williamson (Skype)

Tutor: Heidi Williamson
Date: Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: £50 for member, £60 for non members

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Heidi Williamson, wherever you live. Heidi runs one-hour sessions via Skype at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3.30pm. Book A Place

Exploring Black Metics With Nick Makoha

Tutor: Nick Makoha
Date: Thursday 31 May 2018, 6;00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: £20 for non-members, £16 concession, £18 members
Location: Lab 1a, Whitechapel Idea Store

This course is for anyone interested in exploring issues of identity, race, and migration. The aim over the workshop is to discover your unique metic experience and use that to forge your writing process. The workshop will also include writing prompts to help kickstart your creativity. Book A Place

2018 FourHubs Poetry Prize

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