In Other Words Festival Programme
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Nonsense, Unsense and No Sense
Saturday 17th June 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
In this workshop you will experiment with form, style, and language in unique, provocative ways. Question the stigma of what makes a ‘good poem’ through a series of whacky, hands-on exercises, facilitated by Charley Genever. There will be poetry dissection. There will be poetic murder. There will be swearing and scandal and all that good stuff. All abilities welcome.
Materials: Bring a pen and paper / notebook
Charley Genever is best known as Peterborough Poet Laureate 2016. At 24, she is the youngest poet to have been awarded the title, and so far she has worked with and performed for Verve Poetry Festival, Cambridge Junction, Apples and Snakes, The Poetry Society and Southbank Centre. In April 2016 she performed in the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall at the finals of Poetry Rivals 2015. Now 25 and living and working from Peterborough, she’s a team captain at ‘Write Club’ alongside Mark Grist, and produces quarterly spoken word night ‘Freak Speak’, which has been featured on Picador’s Books list of ‘Best UK Spoken Word Nights’. Her first collection, ‘Unsexed’, is due to be realised in May 2017 (BX3).
“Her words smack against each other, bloodied and raw in equal measure disgusting and beautiful. She has a turn of phrase that is wonderfully unique and she paints a picture that exists somewhere outside of reality, weaving poems that live on in the memory.” – Yack Magazine
This event is free, but donations are welcome.
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