Child’s Play

Child’s Play

Put away adult things and explore your inner child with Chrissy Williams

Callooh! Callay! All work and no play makes Jack a dull poet! Come and unleash your inner child with a series of poetic games and experiments designed to push, pull, skip, hop and pole-vault your poetry into new areas.  We’ll look at all sorts of different children in poetry, from Carroll’s beamish boys to Plath’s loud vowels rising like balloons, and reconnect with our own childhood selves. We’ll also look at a wide range of different games that may be applied to your poetry writing, so you can approach the page in a different way – from the oulipian sublime to musical chairs. Get ready to sit down when the music stops and try something new.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 19th October.

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


About Chrissy Williams View Profile

Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. Her father is English, her mother is Italian, and she was raised in Devon. She has published six pamphlets: Flying into the Bear (HappenStance Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards, and Epigraphs (if p then q, 2014) was featured on Radio 3’s The Verb. Her poems and critical writing have appeared in various magazines, including The Poetry Review and Poetry London. She edited an anthology called Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics (Sidekick Books, 2015) and runs regular poetry comics workshops. She is Director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as a comics editor. Her first book-length collection, Bear, was published by Bloodaxe in 2017.

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