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Preview: Dead Good Poets’ Workshops

The Lancashire Dead Good Poets meet on the first Friday of each month for an open mic session of poetry at the Number 5 café on Cedar Square, next to St John’s Church in Blackpool town centre (6pm start). At these they have a theme that people can use to write their own poetry (it is not obligatory to follow it and writing can be on all subjects). Fairly recently, they have started to run two hour workshops at Blackpool Central Library on the Saturday prior to the open mic sessions, from 11am to 1pm. The workshops are free and for all interested in writing poetry. They don’t assume any prior knowledge and are fun, with a variety of exercises run by experienced tutors. They tend to be focused on the upcoming theme for the open mic session but can be approached as just helpful tools to flex your writing muscles.

The themes for the rest of this year are weather (or whether), nonsense poetry, ethical conundrums, the natural world, “all that glitters,” reap what we sow, dark places, onomatopoeia and traditions. The next workshop is on Saturday 29 March.  Grab a pen and paper (or electronic writing implement) and join in the creativity!

 

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