During this poetry workshop led by poet and lecturer Sue Dymoke, you’ll have the chance to try out a number of poetry thinking, writing and editing activities. These are designed to inspire new ideas and to deepen your understanding of how poets write. You will need to bring a notebook, a pen and an open mind. Come prepared to share some of your new writing with other people in the group and to enjoy playing with words.
Sue Dymoke is the author of three Shoestring Press poetry collections: What They Left Behind, Moon at the Park and Rise and The New Girls. She is a Reader in Education and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. her work on poetry education and writing has been internationally recognised, with invitations to lecture and lead poetry workshops with adults and young people in Europe, Japan and New Zealand. She is the author of Drafting and Assessing Poetry (Paul Chapman) Making Poetry Matter: international research on poetry pedagogy, and Making Poetry Happen: transforming the poetry classroom and, with Andy Croft, she edited the anthology Not Just a Game: Sporting Poetry (Five Leaves). She lives in Nottingham.