We are pleased to announce two digital poetry workshops with Rachel Piercey, our 2023 Writer in Residence. Taking place on Saturday 11th March from 3-6pm and on Wednesday 15th March from 6.30-9.30pm, the sessions are open to poets who write for adults and poets who write for children.
From Rachel Piercey:
I am counting down the days till my stay in Cyprus Well and having a lovely time planning activities for my time in Launceston. As part of my residency, I am pleased to be offering two digital poetry workshops, where we will explore a couple of Charles Causley’s poems in-depth and be inspired to write new poems in response. We will delve into what makes a Causley poem so distinctive and find our own ways of singing along with his idiosyncratic blend of music, warmth, and deep enquiry into the resonant strangeness of the world.
All poets are welcome, whatever stage of their writing journey. And in the spirit of Causley, who never set out to write with a particular age of audience in mind, the workshops are open to poets who write for adults and poets who write for children. The two are often considered separately but there is so much crossover and so much to learn from each other’s artforms. One of the many reasons I love Causley and his work is because he put this belief into practice, often including the same poems in his books for adults and his books for children.
Each workshop will be held on Zoom, with a mix of poetic activities and plenty of comfort breaks. There is a choice of two dates, so I hope if you are interested then one of them will suit you. If you have any questions, do email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to reading and writing with you!
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