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Free Poetry Workshop in Brighton – book now

poemCREATIVE FUTURE – the national organisation that nurtures marginalised artists and writers – is running a free creative writing workshop on May 19th in Brighton

Two poets will lead a frank discussion about poetry, publishing and how to make your voice heard.

Briony Bax is the Editor of Ambit Magazine, a quarterly publication founded in 1959 that features poetry, fiction and contemporary art. She is a published poet and sits on the boards of The Poetry Book Society, The Orphan Support League, Mji wa Neema and Theatre Ad Infinitum.

Dan Duggan is a poet and artist who is in recovery after being an in patient at The Bethlem Royal Hospital for many years. His artwork and poetry have featured at the Southbank Centre and in Ambit, Magma and Poetry and Audience. His first book ‘Luxury of the Dispossessed’ is published by Influx Press.

Both Briony and Dan will read from their own work and give advice on what editors are looking for and how to navigate the competitive world of literature. Participants are welcome to bring a short piece of writing to share. The workshop will last approximately two hours and will include a practical writing section prompted by visual materials so please bring a pen and paper and your imagination.

There is an online booking form  here

Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Time: 1.30-3.30pm
Venue: Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG (short walk from Brighton Station)

The workshop is open to the public but disabled and marginalised people will have priority booking. Creative Future define marginalised as those who feel they lack opportunities because of: mental health issues, physical or learning disabilities, homeless people, substance misusers, offenders & ex-offenders, refugees, long term unemployed, the elderly, travellers, carers and people from LGB&T and BME communities.

photo credit: Exploration TS Eliot via photopin (license)

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7 comments on “Free Poetry Workshop in Brighton – book now

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    May 9, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    UK POETS please note 😀

  2. sjhigbee
    May 9, 2015

    I’ll be teaching at the time – but this sounds a great event.

    • bridget whelan
      May 9, 2015

      I’m very impressed with Creative Future and the workshops they run. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for poets (and there is rather a lot of them in Brighton).

  3. theowllady
    May 10, 2015

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Thanks to Viv Drewa for highlighting on her blog.. A free poetry workshop in Brighton via Bridget Whelan.. will no doubt be booked up quickly.

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