Tagged: “Poetry”

Birmingham Literature Festival 2019

Venues across Birmingham 3-13 October 2019 The ten-day festival, which runs from the 3-13 October, presents a line up of writers, artists and commentators including new UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, actor and writer Toby Jones, former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, novelist Fatima Bhutto and former junior doctor […]

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Spark Young Writers Summer School 2019

Monday 22 July – Friday 26 July (inclusive) 10.30am – 3.30pm (optional hour of quiet writing from 9.30am) Lunch is not included – please bring a packed lunch. University of Wolverhampton   Are you – or do you know – a young person (school years 7 – 12, aged 12 – 17) who loves writing […]

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WORDPlay Poetry in association with Nine Arches Press

Join Nine Arches Press for an eclectic and lively night of poetry with some of the UK’s best poets and performers! Hosted by Nine Arches Press, WORDPLAY brings a selection of new and acclaimed voices in poetry and spoken word to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry (City of Culture 2021) for four seasonal events plus […]

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SOLD OUT Short Course: Advanced Poetry II

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 4, 11, 18, and 24 June and 2 July 2019. Writing West Midlands office, Zellig, B9 4AT THIS COURSE IS NOW SOLD OUT. What gives a poem its interest, as a poem, besides its subject matter? Any answer to that question leads to the poem’s use of language – of […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing & Mindfulness

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 12, 19, 26 March and 2 & 9 April 2019. Birmingham & Midland Institute   We’re delighted to offer this course again for 2019 after it was sold out, with a long waiting list, when we ran it in April 2018. The practice of mindfulness helps us to focus on […]

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Room at the Top: A Writer’s Week in the Rotunda

We asked Birmingham Poet Laureate, Richard O’Brien, to tell us a bit about his residency in the Rotunda in central Birmingham, which he did in January 2019.   If you spend much time in Birmingham and you’re anything like me, ‘what actually goes on in the Rotunda?’ will undoubtedly be one of your biggest questions […]

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Short Course: Creative Writing for Personal Development

It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self – DW Winnicott A short course exploring life and what makes us human through writing and creativity. You’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises, with plenty of time for reflection and sharing your work with others. Mandy Ross is a writer, poet, […]

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SOLD OUT Short Course: Developing Your Poetry

THIS SHORT COURSE HAS NOW SOLD OUT. Where do poems begin? How can we make our language sing? Whether you’re new to writing poems or keen to develop your practice, join award-winning poet Liz Berry on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, experiment with voices, forms and subjects, and […]

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