Life Writing Masterclass with Cathy Galvin

Date: 15th February 2020, Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Location: The Writer’s Block

a Life Writing Masterclass with Cathy Galvin
tickets £25 (includes tea and biscuits)

The spaces between memoir, life-writing, poetry and creative non-fiction have never been more blurred or exciting. They offer us a chance to create narratives from real life in a range of innovative ways. This class offers new perspectives to inspire your work and thinking aimed at looking inwards: what do you want to say? How do you want to say it? It aims to increase your confidence in stepping beyond what can sometimes appear to be the accepted publishing rules. Come with your current work at your side or a blank notebook. There will be exercises, conversation and analysis aimed at broadening the potential of your writing and imagination.

Walking the Coventry Ring Road with Lady Godiva, published by Cornwall’s Guillemot Press, is Cathy Galvin’s third sequence of poetry, following Black & Blue (2014) and Rough Translation (2016). Her poetry has appeared in anthologies and journals including Agenda, Visual Verse, Morning Star and New Walk. She is the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship and residency at the Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill Island. She is currently completing a collection and poetry practice PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is also a journalist and editor, founder of the Sunday Times short story award and of the short story organisation, Word Factory.

Cathy is happy for participants to send work in advance – no more than two pages – to give her a sense of what they are up to. Email these to Polly Roberts

Tickets available here

Event Details

Date: 15th February 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Merlin Bldg, Cornwall College
TR15 3RD
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