Approaches to Writing Poetry

January 20, 2018

Approaches to Writing Poetry

20th January – 20th January 2018


In this practical masterclass poet Ian Parks explores the ways in which poems begin to emerge. Starting with the blank page, journal entries, and visual images, the session offers insight and encouragement for beginners and some alternative ways of approaching poetry for those with more experience. Write, draft and take a poem or two away with you.

Ian Parks was one of the first Writers in Residence at Gladstone’s Library in 2012. His collections of poems include Shell Island, The Landing Stage, Love Poems 1979 – 2009 and The Exile’s House. Ian is the editor of Versions of the North: Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry and was Writing Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester 2012 – 2014. Ian lives in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, where he is a driving force behind the Ted Hughes Poetry Festival. His latest collections, Citizens and If Possible: Fifty Cavafy Poems, were published in 2016.

Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.

To book, please call 01244 532350 or email [email protected].