WORKSHOP: KATE CLANCHY – GROW YOUR OWN POEM
10.00 –13.00. Stone Barn. Admission £25.
Whether you’ve never written a poem before or are a well published writer, you are welcome at this supportive workshop with one of the UK’s best-known poetry teachers. We will be reading some contemporary poems and focussing on images, personal experience, and the inner voice. The result will be yours alone. Come with an open mind and an open heart and something with which to write.
Kate Clanchy has won Forward and Saltire prizes for her poetry, The Writers’ Guild Award for her memoir, and the BBC National Short Story Award for her fiction. She has taught in schools for 30 years and the acclaimed anthology, England, Poems from a School, and 2020 Orwell Prize-winning memoir, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, both draw on this experience. Kate was made MBE in 2018 for services to literature. She gave a stunning poetry reading at the festival in 2018 and it’s a delight to welcome her back.