Poetry Workshop on Grief and Healing with Jodie Hollander

Date: 10th May 2023, Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Location:
Photograph © Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

4-6pm 10 May
The Writers’ Block, The Ladder, 2-4 Clinton Road, Redruth, TR16 5TF
Tickets: £12 for workshop only. £15 for workshop and reading.

For centuries, creating art, and writing poetry in particular, has served as a form of healing for hurt, pain and grief. In this workshop, we’ll discuss examples of  poems that tackle these difficult topics and study effective techniques for channelling our pain into poetry. Then, through a series of writing prompts, we’ll delve into our own experiences and turn them into powerful, effective poems. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in the incredible transformative power of poetry to heal our wounds.

Jodie Hollander’s work has appeared in journals such as The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Harvard Review, PN Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry London, The Hudson Review, The Dark Horse, The New Criterion, The Rialto, Verse DailyThe Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015. Her debut full-length collection, My Dark Horses, was published with Liverpool University Press & Oxford University Press. Her second collection, Nocturne, will be published with the Liverpool & Oxford University Press in the spring of 2023. Hollander is the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship in South Africa. She is also the originator of ‘Poetry in the Parks,’ in conjunction with several National Parks and Monuments in the US. She currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

“In Jodie Hollander’s poems, it is always monsoon season. Things come crashing down from the sky – pianos, coconuts, kangaroos, telephone receivers – into a fragile world, and the poems look up from the debris, changed.”

— Caroline Bird

Book Tickets Here. N.B Jodie Hollander will be following the workshop with a reading from 7-8.00pm – The £15 ticket includes admission to the reading. The £12 ticket is for the workshop only.

For tickets to the reading only, that do not include the workshop, please book here.

Event Details

Date: 10th May 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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