Poetry, Poetry Event

Saturday at Winchester Poetry Festival 2014

I absolutely loved my day at Winchester Poetry Festival on Saturday, 13th September.  I snapped photos and tweeted, encouraged by the organisers' requests to audiences to help spread the word about this inaugural festival.  But, as Michael Longley said before his stunning reading to a packed auditorium on Saturday evening, "I knew this was going to be a… Continue reading Saturday at Winchester Poetry Festival 2014

Writing in a community setting, Writing Workshops at Trowbridge Museum

Workshop Three at Trowbridge Museum: Simon Armitage and other poets

For my final March workshop at Trowbridge Museum, on UNESCO World Poetry Day, March 21, 2012, we started by reading Paul Farley's poem 'I Ran All the Way Home' (after Joe Brainard) and used the repeated phrase "I remember" as a warm-up exercise to write memories, as detailed or as fleeting as the group wished.… Continue reading Workshop Three at Trowbridge Museum: Simon Armitage and other poets