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Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Disclosure & Autobiography

Date: Thursday 27 July, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Price: £35 full price
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth,, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

Consider contrasting approaches to writing the turbulence of lived experience with Kathryn Gray.

Setting aside the loaded and frequently reductive term ‘confessional’ – contemporary poetry’s own kryptonite – this workshop challenges the notion that there’s anything artless in shaping compelling autobiographical narratives. Taking as our starting point selected examples from some of the finest poets, we’ll consider contrasting approaches to setting down the turbulence of lived experience on the page – discovering, in the process, how we can create the best poetry from the story of ourselves. We’ll also consider the thorny matters of risks, rights and responsibilities in disclosure – and how we can harness individual experience to probe universal themes of injustice, suffering, loss and – ultimately – survival. This workshop is suitable for anyone seeking routes into crafting more personal subject matter or looking to broaden their perspectives on the achievements of the autobiographical in poetry.

This is a half-day workshop running 14:00 –16:30 on Thursday July 27th.

Email: Tel: 0207 582 1679

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