Home is a Name: Journeys, Departures, and Arrivals

Home is a Name: Journeys, Departures, and Arrivals

A special Saturday morning poetry workshop at Parasol Unit, with Richard Georges

Join Richard Georges on this day exploring the poetry of traveling, exile and home. On this morning workshop we will read poems by Derek Walcott, Safia Elhillo and Eavan Boland about journeys and how a sense of home can be located beyond borders, in the voyage itself. We will then spend some time writing our own work, focusing particularly on techniques that will loosen our sense of bearing and root ourselves in a strong and renewed sense of place, exploring what we ‘make’ when we make it home. We all have stories to tell if we pay enough attention to the stops along the way.

Venue: Parasol Unit, London

10.30am – 1.30pm. £8/£6 concessions. Suitable for 16+.

Please book via the Parasol Unit website.

About Richard Georges View Profile

Richard Georges is a writer, editor, and lecturer in the British Virgin Islands. His poems have appeared in PreludeSmartish PaceBarrelhouseThe Caribbean WriterThe PuritanThe Poetry ReviewWILDNESSWasafiridecomPThe Rusty ToqueBaldhipSusumbaUnder the Radarsx salonthose that thisCordite Poetry ReviewThe 2018 Forward Book of Poetry and elsewhere. Richard is the author of the poetry collections Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books) and GIANT (Platypus Press). He is the recipient of the 2016 Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer, and has been shortlisted for The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Small Axe Literary Prize, The Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

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