Writing on the Skin

Writing on the Skin

Join Kate Noakes for a day exploring the words, patterns, images and symbols etched on our skin. Make no assumptions; the tattoo keeper is always a surprise...

Tattoos are art work, signifier, and memorial, intentional and regretted. From all cultures and traditions, they are tales for the asking and imagining narratives and jumping off points. Make no assumptions; the tattoo keeper is always a surprise. Join Kate Noakes for a day of exercises and prompts exploring the words, patterns, images and symbols etched on our skin, and that have found their way into contemporary poetry. Personal experience is not required.

One-day workshop from 10:30am to 4:30pm. There will a lunch break and tea breaks during the day. Lunch is not provided. Students are welcome to bring their own, or to visit the local shops and cafes during the break. 

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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Kate is an elected member of the Welsh Academy. Her fifth collection is Tattoo on Crow Street (Parthian, 2015). Paris as Stage is forthcoming from Eyewear in 2017. She has taught creative writing for Oxford University. Her website, boomslangpoetry.blogspot.com, is archived by the National Library of Wales. She has degrees in Geography, and English Literature, and an MPhil in Creative Writing. She lives in Paris and London.

All of my workshops at The Poetry School (I just found this place!) have been exceptional in so many ways, and I feel very lucky to have found a space where lots of really bright and talented people are thinking about poetry.

– Summer 2016 survey response

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