Investigate the theme of displacement with Ruth Padel.

What does the theme of ‘displacement’ mean to you? The moving on of a protestor, exile from one’s home country, something more psychological? Interpret the subject as broadly as you like, then bring a poem in any form of up to 50 lines on the theme, and workshop it with Ruth and your fellow students. We’ll be publishing ‘displacement’ writing prompts in the run up to the session.

This is a half-day workshop, running 10:30 – 13:30.

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About Ruth Padel View Profile

Ruth Padel is an award-winning British poet and writer. She teaches Poetry at King’s College London. Her latest book, Tidings – A Christmas Journey, is a narrative poem about Christmas, homelessness and sunrise. It is set in and around Old St Pancras Church, London. but takes in the whole world from east Australia to Asia, the Middle East and Rome to Manhattan.

Ruth’s other books include ten poetry collections, Where the Serpent Lives, a novel on wildlife crime, and eight books of non-fiction: including I’m A Man: Sex, Gods and Rock ‘n’ Roll on rock music and Greek myths, Tigers in Red Weather a memoir on frontline tiger conservation in Asian forests, and the Poem and the Journey on reading contemporary poems.

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