Often engaging multiple transitions, differing experiences demand that we imbue poems with personal description regarding the incident, yet there is a necessity to engage the reader without long explanations, allowing her or him to take the essence inherent in the poem and construct/enhance it in the reader’s own imagination.
Poets will engage in discussion, criticism, generation of ideas and, above all, creation of new work.
There will be an opportunity for workshop attendees to read their poems at a second and free event at 6pm.
Ruth O’Callaghan’s poetry has been translated into six languages. She has read/lead workshops in Europe, Asia and the USA. She is a Hawthornden Fellow, international competition adjudicator, interviewer, reviewer, editor and mentor and works with both novice and established poets. She has nine full poetry collections and wrote a book of interviews with 23 internationally eminent women poets. She hosts two poetry venues in London and is also the poet for Strandlines, a multi-disciplinary project administered by Kings College, London.