The East Riding Festival of Words is offering a chance for aspiring poets to attend a Poetry Writing Workshop at the Treasure House in Beverley on Friday, 18 October, from 10am to 3pm.
The Festival has commissioned local performance poet and playwright Catherine Scott to deliver the workshop on the theme of ‘My Mind, My Thoughts’.
Catherine is a highly regarded performance poet and playwright who is well known and very popular across Hull and the East Riding. She performs regularly at events across the region, from the Beverley Poetry Festival to guest poet at ‘The Ropery’ in Barton. She also shares her love of the written word by delivering poetry workshops in local schools and to the wider public.
Catherine has written three poetry compilations; ‘A Woman with a View’, ‘Add Verse to Therapy’ and ‘The Brazen Maiden from Hull’.
She has been described as ‘Hull’s answer to Pam Ayres’ and expresses her feelings and observations of life through poetry, embroidering the truth to add a bit of comedy. Catherine’s original poetry will make people laugh out loud and bring a tear to their eye.
One of her poems came second in the National Poetry Rivals Slam in 2015 and another was published in their anthology of the 100 best poems, from 6000 entries.
Everybody taking part in the workshop will be able to submit a poem free of charge to the East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition 2019, which has the same theme of ‘My Mind, My Thoughts’.
Tickets for the workshop cost £18 each and are available now online at www.festivalofwords.co.uk or by calling (01482) 392699. Please note all tickets are subject to a 10% booking fee, capped at a maximum of £1.
For full details, visit the website at www.festivalofwords.co.uk or follow @erwordfest on facebook, twitter or instagram.
NOTES TO EDITORS : Entries for the East Riding Festival of Words Po
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