At Keighley Local Studies Library on Saturday 13 July, there is a workshop involving the reading of John Clare poems, readings from poet Sarah Corbett and also poems inspired by the work of John Clare written and read by project participants. Free event and all welcome. Starts at 6pm. Refreshments served.
Simon Kövesi writes: The London dates are now set for the Clare poetry workshops that are part of ‘The Meeting’ project. They will all take place at Clapham Library with the brilliant poet Karen McCarthy Woolf. For details click here:
There are only two weeks to go before they start so please pass the news on to anyone you think might be interested – or, of course, go yourself.
There are also some spaces on the remaining two workshops in Peterborough:
Click on the Festival 2019 tab in order to find out more about this event taking place on the last day of Festival. Places are limited – so you need to act fast if you want to participate.
‘The Meeting’: Reading and Writing Through John Clare. At Peterborough Central Library and Archives, on Thurs 6 June, Sat 8 June, Thurs 27 June, and Sat 29 June 2019. All 10 am to 2 pm.
Free workshops. Suitable for ages 16+.
Each session is different so sign up for as many as you want. Sessions limited to 12 people so you must book early.
For detail visit the website.
1. 11 June at 7pm. A short walk and talk around her exhibiton (Found in the Fields) which runs weekdays 10 am to 5pm until 19 July.
2. 26 June at 7.30pm. £8 entry. An illustrated talk about Clare and how her work as a painter and printmaker has responded to his poetry.
The June meeting will be on Tuesday 11 June in the Board Room of the Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP. Tim Fulford from De Montfort University will introduce ‘A New Online Edition of a Labouring Class Poet: Bloomfield as Clare’s Predecessor’. Open to all. Bring your own lunch. Drinks provided. 1 – 2pm.
Simon Kovesi has set up an exciting new project – The Meeting: Reading and Writing through John Clare. As part of this project is a free series of workshops, starting on Saturday 18 May, in Manchester Central Library. Soon there will be parallel workshops in Peterborough and Bradford. Here’s the link.
The idea is to bring people in who have never done anything like this before.