DERWENT POETRY FESTIVAL 2013: WORKSHOPS

MICHAEL WOODS: Gerard Manley Hopkins – The Maker and the Made

In a letter of 15th February to his friend, Robert Bridges, Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote:

"But as air, melody, is what strikes me most of all in music and design in painting, so design, pattern or what I am in the habit of calling ‘inscape’ is what I above all aim at in poetry."

MICHAEL WOODS will deliver The Lunchbox Lecture on Hopkins's poetic technique in the Board Room on Saturday at 12.45pm - part of the Main Festival programme -  and will lead a single writing workshop drawing on Hopkins's practice on Sunday Morning in the Main Suite Lounge, focusing on ‘inscape’ and not on pastiche or poor imitation.

MICHAEL WOODS is the main guest poet opening the festival - alongside Robert Hodkinson -  in the Main Suite on Friday 1st November, reading from his first collection Absence Notes and new work from his new collection to be published in 2014.

THE LUNCHBOX LECTURE HAS  LIMITED SPACE IN THE BOARDROOM - PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY

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MATT BRYDEN: Poetry and Place

In two workshops MATT BRYDEN will consider poetry based on familiar maps and journeys and facilitate writing activities based on the experiences - real and imagined - of those participating.

There will be free and guided writing activities, paired writing exercises and  an opportunity to read emerging new work on Sunday.

MATT BRYDEN was a previous winner of the Templar Poetry Pamphlet & Collection Award with Night Porter and is launching his first collection Boxing the Compass in the Main Suite on Saturday 2nd November at 5.30pm.

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