POETRY STARTS WHERE JOURNALISM ENDS
SESSIONS: Saturday Morning 10.00-11.30am & Sunday Morning 11.00 -12.30pm
Standards of truth in news reporting and commentary may be extremely low (or in some cases they may not exist at all); but 'truth' in journalism relates to the real, material world - to what did or did not happen, or what is or is not the case.
Truth in poetry is different. Anything can happen; it usually does; and what matters is not whether it's journalistically accurate, but true emotionally, true from the writer's direct experience, true in a way that everyone can recognise
The workshop will run over two sessions, on the Saturday and Sunday. In the opening session, discussion will be informed by examples of contemporary political creative writing, and the reflections of writers on political work. Participants will be encouraged to use the discussion as a starting-point for work of their own. In the second session, people will be given the opportunity to share any of their own work.
*ALL WORKSHOP POETS RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY COPIES of The Mask of Anarchy