Autumn Poetry Workshop : The Art of Making, and Making with Words

Workshop Leader : Rebecca Goss
Date : 30th September
Opening Times : 1.30-4.30pm Workshop followed by 5-6.30pm Readings
Venue : Farm Classroom for Workshop and Hedge Quarters for the Readings
Tickets : £18 pp for the Workshop & £10 for Readings [inc refreshments]

Bookings : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

Join poet Rebecca Goss to spend the afternoon exploring The Art of Making, and Making with Words in this practical poetry workshop 1.30pm – 4.30pm on Saturday September 30th 2017 as part of Alde Valley Spring Festival’s autumn programme ! Cornucopia ! in collaboration with Suffolk Poetry Society.

In keeping with the themes of The Alde Valley Spring Festival, Rebecca will focus on the skills and traditions associated with rural crafts. What can we glean from such specialist trades, and how can we transpose and demonstrate such skills in our writing? An opportunity to consider the scope of what we can create, the act of labour and the art of ‘making’, come along for a stimulating afternoon of poetry writing, reading and reflection.

There will be a separate late afternoon event 5pm – 6.30pm of tea and cakes with readings by Rebecca Goss and Suffolk Poetry Society members/workshop participants.

Rebecca Goss lives in Suffolk. Her first collection The Anatomy of Structures was published by Flambard Press in 2010. Her second collection, Her Birth (Carcanet / Northern House), was shortlisted for The 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection, The Warwick Prize for Literature 2015 and The Portico Prize for Literature 2015. It was winner of the Poetry Category in The 2013 East Anglian Book Awards. In 2014 Rebecca was selected for The Poetry Book Society's Next Generation Poets.

For more information about the work of the Suffolk Poetry Society : https://suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk

Hedge Quarters & Poetry Links

The Alde Valley Spring Festival and White House Farm support a range of poetry projects and links. These include a new Poetry in Aldeburgh Writing Residency, sponsorship for the Suffolk Poetry Society’s annual George Crabbe Poetry Prize and support for the Resurgence Poetry Prize. Links to poetry projects in Ireland are also being developed with help from Cill Rialaig and the poet Paddy Bushe – who received the inaugural Spring Festival / Cill Rialaig poetry residency in Spring 2016. Copies of poems written and read in Hedge Quarters in 2015 and 2016 are being published for ! Cornucopia ! 2017 in association with the Suffolk Poetry Society. As part of its support for the 2017 Resurgence Poetry Prize the Alde Valley Spring Festival is also sponsoring the casting of oak leaves from the farm by the artist Jennifer Hall – recipient of a year long Woodland Residency in Spring 2017.

For more information about poetry in Suffolk please visit the Suffolk Poetry Society and Poetry in Aldeburgh.
 

 
  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Aspall Cyder and Suffolk Coast for supporting this year’s Alde Valley Spring Festival !



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    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.

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  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

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  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.



  • New for 2017 : bronzes from Maggi Hambling:

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  • Pop Up “Hedge Quarters Tea Rooms:

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  • Don’t forget local market days :

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