Poetry Place: writing from archive photography of the Sherwood Forest area. Online workshops May/June

Online Course, Nottingham

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Poetry Place:

Workshop: Tuesday 25 May , 6.30 - 7.30pm

Group Feedback Session: Tuesday 8 June, 6.30 - 7.30pm

A connection to, or interest in, the Sherwood Forest area is recommended for these workshops. Participants from the following areas of Sherwood Forest areas are particularly encouraged to take part: Edwinstowe, Warsop, Ollerton, Clipstone, Blidworth, Rainworth, Bilsthorpe, Newstead, Ravenshead, Bestwood, Papplewick, Linby and surrounding areas. 

Do you live in the Sherwood Forest area? Do you write poetry, or are you keen to get started?

In this inspiring two-part workshop you’ll use fascinating archive photography featuring the people, landscapes and stories of the area as a starting point for your own poetry.

Under the guidance of acclaimed poet and educator Sue Dymoke, you’ll be encouraged to create your own imaginative responses to the images from Inspire Picture Archive; exploring different ways of responding to sources of inspiration.

Poet and educator Sue Dymoke

Following the workshop on Tuesday 25 May, participants will be invited back for a group Feedback session on Tuesday 8 June to discuss the draft poems they have created and receive some feedback to guide the next stage of their writing.

A selection of the work produced will be included in both a library touring, and an online, exhibition launching in late 2021.This exciting, free opportunity is part of the Miner2Major Landscape Partnership scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, celebrating the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest. You can find out more about the scheme by visiting www.miner2major.org.uk

For adults. Places are limited so booking is essential. These sessions will be hosted online on Zoom.

Archive photo credit: Inspire Picture Archive

For queries about this event, email reading@inspireculture.org.uk

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