Wednesday 5 May, 2021: Creative Writing Poetry Workshop with Jean Atkin

Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark’, writes Rebecca Solnit.

We are both attracted to and alarmed by ‘lostness’. Yet we know that being lost might take us through the back of the wardrobe, under the hill, or through strange ‘edgelands’ where our towns are being retaken by the wild…

Poet and educator Jean Atkin leads a poetry workshop which will offer you opportunities to navigate unknown, uncertain territory. Everyone is welcome to this inventive and supportive workshop for poets at all levels of experience.

Jean has just published a new poetry collection How Time is in Fields (IDP) ‘…beautiful phrasing, keen observation and that certain knack of expressing things seen and unseen, the ambivalence that is half-in and half-out of one’s poetic imagination’. Neil Leadbeater, Write Out Loud.

Previous publications include Not Lost Since Last Time (Oversteps Books), and six poetry pamphlets. Her poetry has been commissioned for Radio 4 and featured on ‘Ramblings’ with Claire Balding. She is currently ‘Troubadour of the Hills’ for Ledbury Poetry Festival, and in 2019 was ‘BBC National Poetry Day Poet’ for Shropshire.

Place: Frodsham Community Centre
Time: Wednesday 5 May, 2021, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tickets: £10, including tea/coffee.

Jean Atkin
Jean Atkin