Our 2019 Summer School is here! This boiling summer we’ve teamed up with hot experimental indie Boiler House Press to present a scorching line-up of half-day workshops. Put a towel down and reserve your place.
Monday 15 July
Hydro Lyric: Water & the Self in Contemporary Poetry with Samantha Walton
What does it mean to think, write and co-exist with water? Explore how we relate to each other through this most primal element, and experiment with writing your own hydro-lyrics.
Poetry & Profanity with Inua Ellams
Get profane with Inua Ellams to learn how four letter expletives can actually enrich your writing.
Tuesday 16 July
Problematic Poets: Interrogating our Influences with Anthony Anaxagorou
Is the author really dead? Consider what there is to learn from historical poets who would fall below the ethical standards of today.
Beyond the Literal: Poetry Translation with Jamie McKendrick
Push beyond the ‘literal’ with Jamie McKendrick to get first-hand experience of poetry translation.
Wednesday 17 July
Constraints & Play with Tim Atkins
Get playful with Tim Atkins and learn how ludic games and constraints can enrich your writing.
Unpacking the Six Pack: Writing Masculinity, Sport & Body Image with Lewis Buxton
Bro, do you even lyric? Debunk received ideas on masculinity and get your poems buff.
Thursday 18 July
Vanishing Point: Personae & Perspective with Emily Critchley
Break out of the first person and create dynamic poems from new perspectives.
Poems as Process: Projects, Commissions, & Creativity with Victoria Adukwei Bulley
Explore the many ways of generating creative responses for poetry commissions and residencies.
Friday 19 July
Draw Down The Stars with Francesca Lisette
Work with astrological archetypes for poetic insight and liberation.
Poetry as Alchemy with Sophie Robinson
Light your burners, prep your boiling flasks, and get ready to pen your Magnum Opus as you transmute the lead of the everyday into poetic gold.