December 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Empathy: Poetry School Workshop
Can you really see the world from another's perspective? Explore empathetic writing with Sarah Howe.
‘How difficult is it for one body to feel the injustice wheeled at another?’ Claudia Rankine’s question points towards the possibilities and the limits of empathy, our capacity to cross the border between ‘self’ and ‘other’. Looking at poems that invite us to try on someone else’s shoes – or question the attempt – we’ll range from questions about ‘lyric’, to mirror neurons, to cultural appropriation, through a mixture of reading, discussion and writing.
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX
£72, 10.30am-4.30pm

November 2017

Reading in Newcastle

Saturday 11th November 2017
Bloodaxe Martin Luther King Anthology Launch
The anthology launch will bring poets from the States, and Carolyn Forché, to read their work and discuss the issues, alongside poets from the UK.
Newcastle University Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
Timings TBC

Events in York

Saturday 11th November 2017
NAWE Conference: Poetry Masterclass
A morning workshop, details TBC
Park Inn by Radisson, North St, York YO1 6JF

Friday 10th November 2017
NAWE 30th Anniversary Conference: Poetry Reading
Evening reading and Q&A, followed by a workshop on the following morning
Park Inn by Radisson, North St, York YO1 6JF
Timings TBC

London Conference

Thursday 9th November 2017
The Complete Works Diversity in UK Poetry Conference
Morning panel with Dr Sandeep Parmar on 'the culture of reviewing' (12.30-1.15pm), followed by an evening reading with Mona Arshi, Malika Booker, Kayo Chingonyi and Karen Mc Carthy Woolf
Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Free but booking required, 7.30pm

Paradise Lost Anniversary

Tuesday 7th November 2017
Christ's College Paradise Lost Anniversary Event
An evening of talks, music and poetry celebrating the 350th anniversary of the publication of Milton's Paradise Lost, with newly commissioned poems from Sarah Howe and Helen Mort
Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU
Time TBC