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Thursday 14 December 2017


Poetry Workshop - Writing the Moment with Lorraine Mariner


In this workshop we will look at poems that have captured moments - from life changing news and instances of danger, to something of beauty glimpsed briefly or a passing emotion. We will examine the techniques that poets have used to recreate these moments in words and try to capture significant events from our own lives. Please bring along a personal photograph of a moment that you would like to turn into a poem.

Lorraine Mariner's pamphlet 'Bye For Now' was published by The Rialto in 2005 and in 2007 her poem ‘Thursday’, about the London Bombings on 7 July 2005, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Her first collection 'Furniture' was published by Picador in 2009 and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Her second collection 'There Will Be No More Nonsense' came out with Picador in 2014. She lives in London and works at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre.

at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)

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West Sussex Witers, in conjunction with the Steyning Bookshop and the Steyning Festival, is delighted to launch the Steyning Festival Short Story Prize for 2018. The competition is open to all writers born, bred or living in Sussex. For more details of this exciting new award please click here.

Closes 11 March 2018

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