June 2017

Saturday 10th June
Mind the Gap: Inscribe Poetry Weekender
Attend Inscribe's residential poetry weekend at the recently renovated Debden House, on the edge of Epping Forest! This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with other writers from around the country, who are your creative peers, to spend an intensive two and a half days on your craft. Our guest tutor SARAH HOWE will offer a workshop thinking about poetry as an art of gaps and implication, where what’s left unspoken is often as powerful as the words themselves. How can we know when we’ve said too much, or not enough? Tuning in to the white space of the page, exercises will offer a chance to think about the force of silences, breaks and turns inside our own poems.
Debden House Conference Centre, Debden Green, Epping Forest IG10 2NZ
£170/200

May 2017

Thursday 4th May 2017
Bath Spa Poetry Reading Series
Come to hear Sarah Howe read from her award-winning collection
Burdall's Yard, 7A Anglo Terrace, Bath BA1 5NH
Free, 8pm

March 2017

Arvon Course

Monday 27th March to 1st April 2017
Dwelling in Mysteries: Arvon Course at Lumb Bank
With co-tutor David Morley and guest reader Jacob Polley.
For John Keats, the best writers were ‘capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’. It was a quality he dubbed ‘negative capability’: an imaginative suppleness and generosity that has never been more important than it is today. Can poets ever truly travel into the minds of other people and other things? How might we tune in to an unconscious world? During this week of thought-provoking reading, writing exercises and conversations, we will tease out how Keats’s insight can help push us forward as poets, finding fresh ways of making and shaping poems.
Lumb Bank, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 6DF
£760/710

Festival Readings

Saturday 25th March 2017
Mountains to Sea Book Festival
Reading with Nick Laird at this year's Poetry Now festival
Studio at the dlr LexIcon library, Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
€12/10, 4.30pm

Plus a masterclass earlier the same day, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Thursday 23rd March 2017
Lancaster Literature Festival
Reading with Sarah Howe supported by the Creative Writing MA Programme at Lancaster University.
The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH
£10/8, 7pm

Musical Collaboration

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Lullaby Too Rough: Words at King's Place
An evening of lullabies and lyrics exploring Eastern roots and Western journeys. When T.S. Eliot award-winning poet Sarah Howe met composer-pianist Prach Boondiskulchok, something remarkable happened. Join them as they perform the work each other’s oeuvre has inspired, with bluesy, tango classical settings of Howe’s electric Loop of Jade collection performed by the Linos Piano Trio, and new poetry in response to Boondiskulchok’s work. Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
£9.50, 7pm