Supercharge Your Writing – Writing Poetry with Jake Morris-Campbell

£12 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking Required

Jake Morris-Campbell will be joining us to host two writing workshops as part of our Supercharge Your Writing series.

This is a two part workshop which takes place on:

  • Wednesday 13 July, 6-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 July  6-7.30pm

Please note: By booking a ticket you are booking to attend both sessions. 

Week 1:

In this introductory session, you will explore how contemporary poetry makes everyday subjects fresh and compelling. Closely reading exemplar poems and scrutinising form, technique and subject matter, you will gain a greater insight into how poems function. Using imaginative writing prompts and creative writing exercises, you will then put into practice your thinking, beginning to craft an original poem of your own to work on for the next session.

Week 2:

In this follow-up session, you will participate in a poetry workshop, giving and receiving feedback on your own and others’ drafts. You will learn the skills required to refine your poems, paying attention to line and stanza breaks, imagery, rhyme and tone. You will look to other poets’ manifestos for guidance and will conclude the session with a clearer sense of what and how to write, preparing to bring more of your own poems to fruition.

ABOUT JAKE MORRIS-CAMPBELL

Jake Morris-Campbell is a poet, broadcaster, critic and tutor. He was born in South Shields in 1988. He is the author of the RSL Ondaatje prize-longlisted collection, Corrigenda for Costafine Town (Blue Diode Press, 2021). He completed a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in 2019 and is the author of two pamphlets of poetry: The Coast Will Wait Behind You (Art Editions North, 2015) and Definitions of Distance (Red Squirrel Press, 2012). Selected in 2021 as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker, he regularly appears on Radio 3 programmes including Free Thinking, Northern Drift and The Essay. Jake regularly collaborates with artists and creative practitioners on multidisciplinary projects. Recent commissions include a new poem for Bamburgh Bones (Newcastle Poetry Festival 2022) and a sound essay, ‘The Spirit of Antenociticus’, made with the composer Rob Mackay for Sounds of Tyne as part of Radio 3’s After Dark Festival at Sage Gateshead.

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