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Open Workshop: ‘Half-remembered Things’

A brand new Open Workshop for Summer with Rialto poet, Jen Campbell.

In this workshop, Jen will get you to dig through your childhood memories, picking out something half-remembered and twisting it into something new. You might change something small, or transform it into a whole new tale. You’ll then put this story into a poem, using dialect or slang words you might have used as a child – to make the tale sound raw, as though it only happened last week.


Title: ‘Half-remembered Things’

Starts: 26 June 2014

Live chat: 10 July 2014, 7pm GMT

To book your place, please email [email protected]

Note: places are given on a first-come first-served basis, but priority may be given to first-time students.


Jen Campbell grew up in a village just outside Newcastle. After graduating from Edinburgh University, she moved to London where she writes and also works at an antiquarian bookshop. She’s an award-winning poet and short story writer, was awarded the Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2013, and her poetry pamphlet The Hungry Ghost Festival is published by The Rialto. She is also the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops series, and her latest book The Bookshop Book will be published by Constable & Robinson in October.

Open Workshops runs a free writing workshop every month, open to all CAMPUS members, ranging from practical exercises, technical masterclasses, to new and experimental approaches to making poetry.


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