Free your imagination and develop your unique voice by writing poetry at this highly practical one-day workshop with performance poet Laura Dockrill.
Whether you’ve been writing poems your whole life or are looking for a reason to start, this liberating day of writing will help you unpack your thoughts, unlock your imagination, be curious and playful. Led by acclaimed performance poet and author Laura Dockrill, this masterclass is informal and practical, enabling writers of all levels of experience to share their work in a free and creative environment.
Laura will provide writing exercises to encourage new ideas and develop old ones, inspire and stretch your imagination. There will be writing time as well as time for sharing your poems and feedback. Laura will also suggest ways to move forward with your work on a creative and publishing basis.
Some of the subjects covered...
- Free writing
- Finding your voice
- Unlocking your imagination
- Finding hidden rhythm and rhyme
- How to begin
- Where to go next with your words
Laura Dockrill is a performance poet and novelist. Her books include Echoes, a collection of poems and short stories, the Carnegie Medal nominated young adult novel Lorali, as well as the Darcy Burdock series for younger readers, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2014. Laura has appeared on Blue Peter and CBeebies and is a frequent poet performer at festivals, including Glastonbury, Hay, Edinburgh, London Literary Festival and Latitude. She tweets @LauraDockrill.
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