I’m running two poetry workshops on Monday 18th August 2014 at St Johns Hall Gallery, Barmouth, Wales. If you’re in the area I hope you will come along.
Family Fun Poetry Writing 11am to 1pm
This is a session where children and grown-ups can have some fun writing together. I’ll start the session off with a short performance (including guitar) to break the ice and stimulate writing ideas. I’ll then give you ideas, themes and structures based on what you have heard me perform, and then help individual pairs and groups to polish these into poems or songs. To finish off we’ll have a performance of the new poems.
If you’d like to hear some examples of my poems, I have a selection on YouTube, which are on my website here.
The event is FREE thanks to support by National Theatre Wales TEAM. Sorry we cannot have unaccompanied children.
Adult Poetry Writing Workshop 2pm to 4pm
I’ll start this session with a few short writing exercises as a warm up, and then we’ll use photographs and the pictures in the gallery as a stimulus for writing new poems. I regularly write poems to accompany a photograph and will illustrate how to do this and then let you all work on your own with assistance if you get stuck. The group can then read out your poems to each other for the experience of performing and also for feedback (but this is not obligatory).
The event is FREE thanks to support by National Theatre Wales TEAM. Sorry no children for this workshop.
How to book
To help us know how many people to expect, please book a place by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, which session you want to book and how many people will be with you. But if you don’t have chance to book, please do turn up on the day anyway.
What to bring
Just yourselves. We will provide pens and paper. A jumper or cardigan is a good idea if you feel the cold as the hall can be a bit chilly if you are sitting still writing.
How to find the venue
The address is Art on the Hill Gallery, St Johns Hall, St Johns Hill, Barmouth, Gwynedd LL42 1AF.
The gallery is in the centre of Barmouth. There’s a turn off the main road (A496 King Edward Street) opposite the station, up a short hill. You should see a sign at the junction saying “Gallery”. Some parking is available on site. The map below should also help.