Guest Poetry Reading at Stanza on May 18th, doors open at 19:00 at The Exchange, North Shields
As part of the Crossing the Tees Book Festival:
Rare Birds – Voices of Holloway Prison: Poetry Workshop on June 10th, 13:30 - 16:30 at Middlesbrough Central Library
Join poet and facilitator Natalie Scott to create convincing poetic voices for historical figures. Natalie will introduce the form of dramatic monologue and guide participants in using factual materials to voice a person from the past. She will use examples from her Arts Council funded poetry collection in progress Rare Birds - Voices of Holloway Prison, which explores the subject-matter in a distinctive way. Participants will be encouraged to create their own convincing voices and there will be an opportunity to receive feedback on their work.
Rare Birds – Voices of Holloway Prison: Presentation and Script-in-hand Performance on June 20th, 19:00 - 20:30 at Acklam Library
Join Teesside poet Natalie Scott, who will present her Arts Council funded project in progress Rare Birds – Voices of Holloway Prison. This collection of dramatic monologues aims to creatively retell the story of the notorious London prison from 1852 (when it first opened its gates) to 1955 (when the last woman to be hanged in Britain was executed within its walls). The poems adopt a range of interesting perspectives, including the voices of actual prisoners, staff and other influential people involved in the prison’s history, to create a polyphonic (many-voiced) retelling. Natalie will share some of the fascinating documents she has discovered on her visits to the archives in London and will do a script-in-hand performance of selected poems.
Seasonal Space to Write - a one-day event for writers on July 15th 2017, 10:00 - 17:00 at Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club, Darlington (£40)
Seasonal Space to Write brings writers together, regardless of age, ability or discipline and where their interest may be in poetry or prose, report writing or simply recording daily events and experience. Each season will bring you space to write at the Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club near Darlington, in the lounge-library with its comfy chairs and views over the parkland.The cost per person provides a delightful and stimulating work space including refreshments and a buffet lunch.
For more information on the above events, or to book a place please enquire via the Contact page.
Please note that the Rare Birds events need to be booked via the Crossing the Tees Festival here.
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