Marlborough LitFest: Chance for poets who think they know it to face the test (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Marlborough LitFest: Chance for poets who think they know it to face the test
2:00pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
BUDDING poets have the chance to test out their writing skills during a workshop lead by poet and creative writing teacher Anne-Marie Fyfe.
The theme of this workshop is The Art of Losing, and during the two hour event, starting at 2pm at Marlborough College, aspiring poets will work through responses to and memories of a chosen theme and so develop ideas around them.
Anne-Marie Fyfe, former chair of the Poetry Society, uses examples and images from poetry, literature and visual art as inspiration, and specific exercises enable participants to draft poems, read them back and evaluate the work.
Youngsters can also attend a poetry workshop with Peter and Ann Sansom, co-directors of The Poetry Business, running an event for 12-15 year-olds.
This workshop runs from 10.30am to 1pm on Sunday at Marlborough College.
A new edition to the workshops this year is the theatre workshop run by leading playwright David Edgar on Sunday from 2.30pm in the Town Hall.
This is a masterclass in how drama shares many of the elements and structures of poetry. David’s session will be illustrated by actors’ readings from classical, modern and contemporary plays.
David has written work for The National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is founder of Britain’s first full-time university playwriting course in Birmingham.
Places for all workshops are limited and booking is essential. Visit www.poundarts.org.uk, www.marlboroughlit fest.org or visit the White Horse Bookshop.
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