Clare Shaw: Writing the Shadows 10am-12pm

POETRY AT THE PARSONAGE: Poetry workshop

POETRY AT THE PARSONAGE: Poetry workshop

Taking as a starting point Charlotte Brontë's phrase 'the shadows are as important as the light', this workshop explores the dramatic, poetic and personal importance of engaging with loss, trauma, pain and other difficult experiences in poetry.

Clare Shaw has two collections from Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), which attracted a Forward Prize Highly Commended for Best Single Poem; and Head On (2012). Clare's poetry finds its roots in place and an uncompromising voice. Often addressing political and personal conflict, it is fuelled by a strong conviction in the transformative and redemptive power of language.

Clare is a Royal Literary Fellow at Huddersfield University, and a regular tutor for the Poetry School, the Wordsworth Trust, the National Writer's Centre of Wales, and the Arvon Foundation. She is also a mental health trainer, activist and author: recent publications include Otis Doesn't Scratch: talking to young children about self-injury (2015); and Our Encounters with Self-Harm (2013).

Tickets £20 (£10 for 16-25 year olds). Please book in advance via the link on this page, or call 01535 640192 for further information.
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