Workshop

Exploring Voices in your Poetry with Laura Scott (cancelled)

Saturday 2 May
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall
10am - 3pm
£55 / £45 conc

We regret to inform you that this workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

How can we draw inspiration from the work of other artists we admire, and what does this do to our own poetic voice?

Join Laura Scott, author of So Many Rooms, as she shares techniques and approaches for crafting original poems which inhabit new voices, characters and spaces. Through informal group discussion and writing exercises, you will:

  • Explore and open up some of the contradictions involved in writing poems – the way that we emerge as poets by drawing on our own personal experiences, but also by immersing ourselves in the work of others
  • Reflect on how the business of writing poems can be solitary and sociable at the same time
  • Look closely at poems by Tara Bergin, Mark Doty, and Jorie Graham and identify what it is that makes these voices so individual

This day-long workshop is an excellent choice for new writers in search of their unique voice, or for more experienced writers hoping to make their poems speak in brave new ways.

‘Scott’s fine formal control and her mesmerising shifts of imagery underpin poems of sensual intelligence, thoughtfulness and poetic beauty.’ – Sasha Dugdale

‘Her lyricism is like shot silk – it ripples with light’ – Kate Kellaway, Guardian

For participants aged 16 and over only.

Bursary places

One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>


About Laura

Laura Scott was born in London and now lives in Norwich. Her pamphlet, What I Saw, won the Michael Marks Prize in 2014, and in 2015 she won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Her poems have appeared in various magazines including PN Review, Oxford Poetry and Poetry Review, and a selection of her work was featured in Carcanet’s New Poetries VII in 2018. Her debut collection, So Many Rooms, was published in 2019 by Carcanet, and was the Guardian’s Poetry Book of the Month.

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May 2, 2020 10:00 am May 2, 2020 10:00 am Europe/London Exploring Voices in your Poetry with Laura Scott (cancelled) Writers' Centre Norwich –

We regret to inform you that this workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  How can we draw inspiration from the work of other artists we admire, and what does this do to our own poetic voice? Join Laura Scott, author of So Many Rooms, as she shares techniques and approaches for […]

National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Writers Centre Norwich