Bristol Poetry Studio

Bristol Poetry Studio

Fiona Hamilton's Poetry Studio returns to Bristol for another year of feedback, writing and inspiration.

Our theme this term is Forms. Not the type you fill in (or perhaps we do… the shapes that words pour into) but poetic ones. We’ll look at spoken word, the sonnet, the prose poem and more. There will be writing and discussion seasoned with examples from poets around the world whose work we’ll read for inspiration and to understand better how form contributes to a poem’s impact and perspective.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, starts 20th April. This date supersedes the original start date printed in the physical programme. 

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

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Fiona Hamilton lives in Bristol. Her story-in-verse Bite Sized (Vala Publishers, 2014) has been performed with dancers at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatre. Other poetry collections are Poems for People (supported by Belmont Poetry Prize) for young readers, and Skinandi (Two Turtles Press & Poetry Can), completed in Caithness, Scotland, where previous generations of her family lived. Fiona’s cross-artform work includes poetry with film, theatre, public art and visual art. Fiction includes the short story Making Pierogi for BBC Radio which draws on time spent living in Poland. She is a tutor of creative writing and its therapeutic applications with Metanoia Institute and Orchard Foundation, and works with people in healthcare and community settings who seek creative expression. Recent non-fiction is an exploration of poetic writing process for the Finnish journal Scriptum Creative Writing Studies, entitledWords and Thresholds.

The writing prompts were fabulous and I was taken down routes I have not travelled before, finding very exciting places!

Spring 2016 online survey response, April 2016

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