Poetry Swindon Festival 2018 (Workshops & Passes)

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Richard Jefferies Muse12

Marlborough Road (corner of Day House Lane)

Coate Water

Swindon

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Poetry Swindon Festival 2018

4th to 8th October

"Swindon! Where your poems turn into films & transform museum walls, where you perform in twinkling chequerboard tents, where sunsets bleed into fat moons while bonfires crackle with song." Ben Bransfield (Primers: Volume 2, Nine Arches Press 2017)

For 2018 we have an exciting line-up of poetry and community activity to bring us all together and leave us feeling inspired, happy and ready to read, write and listen to more!

Our resident poet this year will be Clare Shaw with Kim Moore delivering two workshops and Jacob Sam Le Rose as judge and performer for Battered Moons during the festival. Carrie Etter will be back with exciting editors to discuss your publishing dreams with: Tony Frazer of Shearsman and Laurie Smith, one of Magma Poetry's founders. There will be Late Night Toast and fireside gatherings.

A FESTIVAL PASS may be purchased for all 5 days (excluding workshops - please book these separately), or a DAY PASS (excluding workshops) - all other tickets can be bought on the door for £5 each (subject to availability). Workshops must be pre-booked here online.

ASK ABOUT PAYING BY INSTALMENTS: hilda@richardjefferies.org

Clare Shaw was described by the Arvon Foundation as "one of the country's most dynamic young poets", she has two collections from Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), which attracted a Forward Prize Highly Commended for Best Single Poem; and Head On (2012), which is, according to the Times Literary Supplement: “fierce … memorable and visceral”. Her third collection will be published by Bloodaxe in 2018.

Clare was born in Burnley in 1972, and her poetry finds its roots in place and an uncompromising voice. Often addressing political and personal conflict, it is fuelled by a strong conviction in the transformative and redemptive power of language.

Clare is Royal Literary Fellow at Huddersfield University, and a regular tutor for the Poetry School, the Wordsworth Trust, The National Writer's Centre of Wales, and the Arvon Foundation. She is also a mental health trainer, activist and author: recent publications include "Otis Doesn't Scratch: talking to young children about self-injury" (PCCS Books, 2015); and “Our Encounters with Self-Harm” (2013).



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Richard Jefferies Muse12

Marlborough Road (corner of Day House Lane)

Coate Water

Swindon

SN3 6AA

United Kingdom

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