June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Poetry Workshop in York on 13 June

Festival of Ideas here –
Places are limited so please only book if you are certain you can attend. John is also giving a poetry reading at 2 pm that same day – please come along and support this event.

Creative Writing Workshop

Figured Windows: Adult Creative Writing Workshop

John Wedgwood Clarke

13 June 10 am – 1 pm

Room K111 at King’s Manor, University of York, Exhibition Square

Free but places limited – please book via Festival of Ideas

York is a treasure trove of medieval stained glass. Glass is a wonderful thing to write about: it can twist, bend and split light.  It can discover vision and mark our separation from the outside world. In this workshop we’ll take inspiration from the history and process of glass making in York to discover the way poems can shift from being transparent, to coloured and even opaque and secretive. Suitable for aged 18 years upwards.

York Curiouser has commissioned John Wedgwood Clarke to write a new poem inspired by York’s medieval stained glass which will be stencilled on a hidden passage in York as part of the re-installation of the York Curiouser 2014 series of poems ‘In Between’. This workshop will enhance your understanding of this site-specific series of poems and forms part of York Curiouser’s research during 2015.

John Wedgwood Clarke is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Hull. He regularly works with curators, scientists and artists on public art projects. His first full collection Ghost Pot (2013) was described as ‘a masterpiece that rewards continual rereading’ by Bernard O’Donoghue and has been selected by New Writing North for Read Regional 2015. Recent poems have appeared in PN ReviewPoetry ReviewPOEMThe New Statesman, Best British Poetry 2012 and Poetry Wales. John is also UK & Ireland Editor for Arc Publications.

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