11/07/2009 IAN PARKS: Narrative Poetry Workshop


11/07/2009 10:00AM-1:00PM

IAN PARKS: Narrative Poetry – Stories in Verse COST £30


BOOKINGS: http://www.incwriters.co.uk/KitschenWorkshops2009.htm

VENUE: Dormouse and the Teapot, Kitschen, W2/218, Woodend Mill 2, Manchester Road, Mossley, Lancashire OL5 9AY

The workshop is aimed at writers who already have some experience and who want to expand and develop their skills in a supportive atmosphere. We will look in detail at the main features of narrative poetry and how it differs from the lyric. With these features in mind, group members will be encouraged to begin work on short narrative poems of their own, exploring ways in which stories in verse can be initiated and sustained.

Ian Parks is a Hawthornden Fellow and was one of the National Poetry Society New Poets in 1996. His collections include A Climb Through Altered Landscapes (1998), Shell Island (2006) and The Cage (2008). His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Independent on Sunday, The Liberal, The Observer, London Magazine, Poetry (Chicago) and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

All workshops take place in Dormouse and the Teapot, Kitschen, W2/218, Woodend Mill 2, Manchester Road, Mossley, Lancashire OL5 9AY. The mill is situated by the Tame River and the Huddersfield canal with good rail links to Manchester and Huddersfield. There is ample parking outside the mill. Location Map can be found at the bottom of this page. The workshops take a maximum of 12 students in each and cost £30 each. The cost includes all refreshments. Workshops can book up quickly and it is advised that you book early to avoid disappointment. Please note there is no disabled access due to the age of the building.

Cheque bookings accepted, see website: http://www.incwriters.co.uk/KitschenWorkshops2009.htm

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