Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 11:00

Free Verse with Elizabeth Parker | Cheltenham Poetry Festival

The Cheltenham Poetry Festival is delighted to offer Free Verse – a free on-line monthly poetry workshop in which you will work with a different poet-tutor each month to craft new poems – and then receive feedback on your work. The topic is Poems For Change and you will explore impactful poems that deal with serious issues: pieces that will inspire you as you create poems that express our opinions and concerns.The August tutor is Elizabeth Parker who has won and been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Bridport, Melita Hume, Troubadour International, and Gregory O’Donoghue awards. Her debut collection In Her Shambles (Seren 2018) was described as Wonderfully lucid and economical... precise and delicate in its use of language by Andrew Taylor and as a radiantly-written and vigorous collection by David Morley.

The classes are suitable for writers of any level of experience and the course, funded by Arts Council England, is designed for residents of the UK suffering financial barriers to creativity. For example you may be in receipt of, or eligible/applying for benefits (not including a state pension). The classes take place on zoom. When you sign up you will be sent a link to the event. For further information and to book visit: www.cheltenhampoetryfestival.co.uk