South Shields Poetry Walk with Jake Morris Campbell at The Word

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Suitable for ages 16+

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Join South Shields-born writer Jake Morris-Campbell for a spring morning’s walk. Jake will guide you to some of the locations in the town that inspired the poems in his 2021 book, Corrigenda for Costafine Town. Leading an interactive discussion on how and why we write in response to particular places, Jake will also introduce you to other poets who have written about South Shields and give tips for your own writing, inspiring you to try poems of your own.

This will be a circular walk of approximately two hours, starting and ending at The Word.

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About Jake Morris Campbell

Jake Morris-Campbell was born in South Shields in 1988. His debut collection of poetry Corrigenda for Costafine Town (Blue Diode, 2021) was Highly Commended in the 2022 Forward Prizes and longlisted for the 2022 RSL Ondaatje Prize. A 2021 BBC New Generation Thinker, he has been commissioned to write pieces for Radio 3, including work at the After Dark Festival at Sage Gateshead and for the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition at the Laing in Newcastle. Jake’s first book of prose, Between the Salt and the Ash, is being published by Manchester University Press in early 2025. He is Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University, and lives with his wife and two children in South Tyneside.

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