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Risks and Reboots
Poetry Workshop

with John McCullough

Wednesday 16 Nov, 7pm: Zoom-based

£20 (places limited and advance booking required)

How far do you stretch yourself as a poet? What sort of artistic risks might you be able to take?


This workshop will encourage you to engage in thematic and formal departures, asking participants to begin poems from a range of surprising angles. We'll discuss areas like reading and writing outside your comfort zone, experimenting with lines and stanzas, radical editing and techniques concerning composition and research that will help you to steer your writing into new territory. This event is aimed at those aged 18+ with some previous experience of writing poetry.


John McCullough lives in Hove. His third book of poems, Reckless Paper Birds, was published with Penned in the Margins and won the 2020 Hawthornden Prize for Literature as well as being shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award.


John’s previous collections have been Books of the Year for publications including The Guardian and The Independent, and he also won the Polari First Book Prize. His poem ‘Flower of Sulphur’ was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. His fourth collection, Panic Response, was published in March 2022 by Penned in the Margins.

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