Free poetry workshops as part of the Get Creative Festival

As part of the Get Creative Festival, running from 17th to 25th March 2018, The Poetry Society is running a series of free writing workshops on the theme of writing poetry drawn from difficult personal experiences.

These workshops will be held at four library locations around the country in Warrington, Oldham, Portsmouth and Norwich.

The workshops are delivered in collaboration with ‘A Poem to Remember’, a national initiative launched by Prince William, encouraging people to write poems of hope over adversity to mark the end of the First World War.

One of the workshop leaders, Martin Figura, was recently interviewed by the BBC at the Poetry Cafe, alongside entrants to the ‘A Poem to Remember’ competition, about the subject of writing as a therapeutic practice, which is scheduled to appear on BBC Breakfast during the Get Creative Festival.

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