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Thursday 8 November 2018

Zoe Mitchell

                 Excavating the past for poetry - with Zoe Mitchell

 

In this talk and workshop session, poet Zoe Mitchell will discuss the value of using history and mythology as a means of expressing modern concerns through poetry. Her talk will include a discussion of various research techniques used to generate inspiration, how to shape a poem and a number of workshop exercises. Zoe will be sharing examples from leading poets and her own work. As a prolific writer, Zoe will also share her techniques for maintaining motivation and generating the creative spark which supports her writing She will offer thoughts on the importance of taking work public and her personal process for managing submissions to magazines.

Zoe Mitchell is a poet and a PhD student at the University of Chichester. She previously studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, where she graduated with distinction and received the Kate Betts Memorial Prize. Zoe has a passion for history and a fascination with the beliefs and stories of the past. Her MA thesis focused on the clash of people and cultures during the Roman invasion and the impact on Celts and Ancient Britons. Her Creative Writing PhD is focused on witches and their presentation by female poets. Zoe is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in a number of prestigious magazines including The Rialto, The Moth and The London Magazine. She was commissioned to write poems for the Chalk Poets Anthology which she performed at the Winchester Poetry Festival in 2016.

Zoe has recently been announced as the joint winner of the Indigo Dreams First Collection Competition.  Read more about Zoe here.

All meetings are at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Meetings are open to all - Saver members - Free; Members - £3;  Non-Members / Guests - £5 (unless otherwise stated)

 

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West Sussex Writers and the Steyning Bookshop, in conjunction with the Steyning Festival, are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Steyning Festival Short Story Award is Tracy Fells with her story A Keepers Telling.

The award was announced by judges Elly Griffiths and Simon Brett on June 7th at the Sussex Produce Café in Steyning as part of the festival. Many congratulations to Tracy and to all the finalists. You can find the details and the winning stories here.

Winner A Keeper's Telling  Tracy Fells
Second Rebuffed  Michael Fleming
Third Revolution  Rachel Swabey

We would like to thank everyone who entered and all those who helped to deliver the competition.

 

 

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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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