Bristol Poetry Festival 2019 Poet in Residence, Tom Sastry, gives an exclusive reading of his excellent poetry, followed by a workshop on the topic of writing poetry as fiction.
Place: The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB
Time: 8:00 - 8:30pm reading, 8:30pm workshop.
Price: £5 for reading/£5 for workshop/£7 for both
About the workshop:
TELL ME LIES: POETRY AS FICTION
Poetry audiences often assume work is autobiographical in a way that readers of novels do not. This affects the way people write, read and hear poetry. But presenting poems as fictions is a powerful discipline: it ensures that whatever response the poet elicits is based on the writing itself, not on reactions to the poet’s own situation. It opens up the whole world of the imagination and demands an exercise of creative empathy which more autobiographical writing can lack.
A Bristol Poetry Festival event, supported by Arts Council England.
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