Clare Shaw Writing for Wellbeing Workshop: Poetry of Harsh Landscapes

Saturday 31 July 2021

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2021

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2021

Clare Shaw Writing for Wellbeing Workshop: Poetry of Harsh Landscapes
Saturday 31 July, 2.30 - 4.30pm

Join Clare Shaw for an outdoor poetry workshop in the historic graveyard of St Michael's and All Angels. Adjacent to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth churchyard has been in use for over 700 years and is the last resting place of over 40,000 souls - including Charlotte, Emily and Branwell, who are buried beneath the church. The Brontes lived in a tough landscape, and these are tough times. We'll draw on the sisters' poetry and prose to show how beauty and solace can be found in even the harshest of landscapes, and we'll find inspiration there for our own writing.

Suitable for new and experienced writers alike.

Clare Shaw is a Bloodaxe poet whose fourth collection - Towards a General Theory of Love - is due out in May 2022. Clare is co-director of the Kendal Poetry Festival and works with a range of literary organisations including Arvon and Wordsworth Grasmere. She is an associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and works with trade unions to establish writing projects - including Writing for Wellbeing workshops - in workplaces across the UK and beyond. Clare has been a fan of the Brontes since she was a child, and she lives on the road to Haworth so that she can look out at the moors every day. 

This event will take place in an outdoor setting at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. More information will be sent out about current Covid-19 protocols nearer to the event.
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