Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

The Sober Parrot, 7 St James' Square, Cheltenham GL50 3PR

So This Is How We Love* | Jonathan Edwards Masterclass

As part of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival acclaimed poet, Jonathan Edwards, will be holding a Masterclass followed by a reading from Jonathan and poets who attend the class. The workshop will begin with a close reading of Simon Armitage’s brilliant poem ‘Not the Furniture Game,’ as a way of exploring how metaphor can be used effectively in character sketches. By working through a couple of different writing exercises and strategies, participants will then work towards writing a poem about someone they love. Tickets: £18/£15. Only 8 places are available so early booking is advised. For further information and to book visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheltenhampoetryfestival

Jonathan Edwards is author of the best-selling, Costa-Prize-winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) and his latest collection, Gen (Seren 2018), has just won the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice award.

The evening event begins at 6pm. Entrance is free to members of the class and they will be invited to read their poems at the reading. Non-members of the class who attend the evening readings will be invited to donate towards the costs of producing the event.