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Saint Paul's

Poetry and Freedom: A Lyra Bonds Workshop

How do we celebrate our Freedom when so much of history and current affairs seems challenging and full of pain? Can poetry help us find a Joyful sense of our own Identities, and help us to live in Peace with people who seem so different from us?

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Poetry and Freedom: A Lyra Bonds Workshop
Poetry and Freedom: A Lyra Bonds Workshop

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23 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Saint Paul's, ST PAULS LEARNING AND FAMILY CENTRE, 94 Grosvenor Rd, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8XJ, UK

About the event

Award-winning poet Jenny Mitchell will facilitate a three-hour creative session for new and experienced writers on Boundaries and Bonds. How do we celebrate our Freedom when so much of history and current affairs seems challenging and full of pain? Can poetry help us find a Joyful sense of our own Identities, and help us to live in Peace with people who seem so different from us? We will work in a non-judgemental way to create poems that help support us day-today. Participants will be given creative prompts and lots of time to write in a peaceful atmosphere. Refreshments served. Everyone welcome but limited places so book early. Bio: Jenny Mitchell won the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize in 2023 for a single poem, and the Poetry Book Awards 2021 for her second collection, Map of a Plantation, which is on the syllabus at Manchester Metropolitan University. The prize-winning debut collection, Her Lost Language, is One of 44 Poetry Books for 2019 (Poetry Wales), and her latest collection, Resurrection of a Black Man, contains three prize-winning poems and is featured on the US podcast Poetry Unbound. She’s won numerous competitions, is widely-published, has performed at the Houses of Parliament and has just been made Poet-in-Residence at Sussex University.

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