Poetry Writing Workshop with Dawn Gorman
1st December 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Valentine Clays, Valentine Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2FJ
In association with Liz Watts' exhibition, Festive Feast, come along to Dawn Gorman's Poetry Writing Workshop (maximum 10 participants) where the focus will be on ekphrastic writing - poems stimulated by the innovative, inspiring work in Liz's exhibition.
The workshop will include a warm-up writing activity and several writing exercises to support poets to explore ways to respond to Liz's work and themes in words. The writing activities will take place in both the exhibition space itself and in the Valentine Clays boardroom, and there will be a short tea/coffee break. The session will be followed by the opportunity to take part in an informal meet-the-artist chat with Liz in the exhibition space, where they can ask her about themes, methods etc.
Participants in this workshop will also receive FREE entry to the evening reading event on Thursday December 13th, at which they will be invited to read one or two poems arising from the workshop, alongside the evening's guest poet, Stoke's Poet Laureate, Stephen Seabridge. Dawn will also read some of her own work at this event.
Price: £18 per person (including refreshments and the chance to perform at December 13th event)
Requirements: Suitable for all levels and experience. Please bring a notebook and pen.
Workshop tickets - https://www.loveclay.co.uk/tc-events/poetry-writing-workshop/
"I'm delighted to be able to recommend Dawn's collaborative poetry workshop. I enjoyed a very inspirational day of creativity with Dawn in April this year, writing in response to Liz Watt's seashore-inspired art installation. Liz's ceramic pieces were dazzling, and the only difficulty was choosing just one moment to be inspired by. As enjoyable was the poetry evening which gave us all an opportunity to read our work, as well as listen to and meet Cora Greenhill. I'm very much looking forward to being involved again in December." Lynn Tammadge