4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry workshop: CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES / Derek Adams

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4th Festival of Suffolk PoetryUSING CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR POETRY / Derek Adams

We are always being told show don’t tell, film directors are experts at telling stories by showing, so what can we learn from them to improve our poetry? In this workshop we will look at techniques used by film-makers and use writing exercises based on them to write poems.

Derek Adams is an award winning photographer and closely associated with the Essex Poetry Festival.


Ticket numbers are limited for the workshop. You can buy your tickets securely here. Don’t forget to give your name and address (“Delivery address”) at payment so we can send your tickets, or bring your proof of purchase to the festival. So that we can include discounts for the rest of the day, choose your ticket carefully from the following options:

SPS Member: Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Afternoon + Evening @ £25.00 each
SPS Member:  Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Afternoon @ £17.00 each
SPS Member: Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Evening @ £17.00 each
SPS Member:  Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams only @ £12.00 each
Non-Member:  Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Afternoon + Evening @ £30.00 each
Non-Member:  Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Afternoon @ £20.00 each
Non-Member:  Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams + Evening @ £20.00 each
Non-Member: Cinematic Techniques — Derek Adams ONLY @ £15.00 each

4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry workshop: GET YOUR POEMS PUBLISHED – Antony Johae

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4th Festival of Suffolk PoetryHOW TO GET YOUR POEMS PUBLISHED / Antony Johae

Antony Johae
Antony Johae

Many write poems but do not send them out to be published in print magazines or online. The workshop is designed to assist poets develop strategies for submitting their work.

The focus will be on the publication of one or more individual poems rather than on the publication of a collection.

Two weeks before the workshop, participants will be invited to send a poem to the facilitator for advice on which magazine or ezine (online publication) they would be recommended to send their poems. They will be asked to bring copies to the workshop for distribution to the participants.
The workshop will be composed of six elements:

  1. Research, reading, and subscribing.
  2. Submitting.
  3. Recording submissions.
  4. Recording published poems.
  5. Creating a network.
  6. Reading of participants’ poems and advice on where to submit.

In order to avoid the need for taking copious notes, participants will be advised that a four-page summary of the workshop will be distributed at the end of the session.

A selection of print poetry magazines will be provided at the workshop. These will be offered to participants gratis.


Ticket numbers are limited for the workshop. You can buy your tickets securely here. Don’t forget to give your name and address (“Delivery address”) at payment so we can send your tickets, or bring your proof of purchase to the festival. So that we can include discounts for the rest of the day, choose your ticket carefully from the following options:

SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon + Evening @ £25.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon @ £17.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Evening @ £17.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae only @ £12.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon + Evening @ £30.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon @ £20.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Evening @ £20.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae ONLY @ £15.00 each

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SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon + Evening @ £25.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon @ £17.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Evening @ £17.00 each
SPS Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae only @ £12.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon + Evening @ £30.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Afternoon @ £20.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae + Evening @ £20.00 each
Non-Member: Get Your Poems Published — Antony Johae ONLY @ £15.00 each

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4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry workshop: MUSIC AND POETRY / Gregory Warren Wilson

4th Festival of Suffolk PoetryPOETRY AND MUSIC / Gregory Warren Wilson

Gregpry Warren Wilson
Gregpry Warren Wilson

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS.

Poetry and music have a great deal in common — after all, they are capable of moving us. But how does a poem, which takes us beyond the meaning of the words, actually do this?

In this workshop we will be considering some of the ways in which a poem can be more (or less) musical, and looking at the resources poetry shares with music: sound, rhythm, phrase-lengths, and the cadence of the poem. Above all, what makes a poem lift off the page, and why do we remember poems that do?

Time will be given to kickstart exercises, and to new writing.

Poets of all levels are welcome.

 



4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry Workshops

4th Festival of Suffolk PoetryAt the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry there will be three workshops running concurrently, so each person can only attend one workshop. The workshops begin at 10:00 and finish at 12:30. The three workshops are:

  • Poetry and Music / Gregory Warren Wilson
  • Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve your Poetry / Derek Adams
  • How to Get Your Poems Published / Antony Johae

POETRY AND MUSIC / Gregory Warren Wilson

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. THERE ARE NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE.

Poetry and music have a great deal in common — after all, they are capable of moving us. But how does a poem, which takes us beyond the meaning of the words, actually do this?

In this workshop we will be considering some of the ways in which a poem can be more (or less) musical, and looking at the resources poetry shares with music: sound, rhythm, phrase-lengths, and the cadence of the poem. Above all, what makes a poem lift off the page, and why do we remember poems that do?

Time will be given to kickstart exercises, and to new writing.

Poets of all levels are welcome.


USING CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR POETRY / Derek Adams

We are always being told show don’t tell, film directors are experts at telling stories by showing, so what can we learn from them to improve our poetry? In this workshop we will look at techniques used by film-makers and use writing exercises based on them to write poems.

Buy tickets for USING CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR POETRY here.


HOW TO GET YOUR POEMS PUBLISHED / Antony Johae

Many write poems but do not send them out to be published in print magazines or online. The workshop is designed to assist poets develop strategies for submitting their work.

The focus will be on the publication of one or more individual poems rather than on the publication of a collection.

Two weeks before the workshop, participants will be invited to send a poem to the facilitator for advice on which magazine or ezine (online publication) they would be recommended to send their poems. They will be asked to bring copies to the workshop for distribution to the participants.

The workshop will be composed of six elements:

  1. Research, reading, and subscribing.
  2. Submitting.
  3. Recording submissions.
  4. Recording published poems.
  5. Creating a network.
  6. Reading of participants’ poems and advice on where to submit.

In order to avoid the need for taking copious notes, participants will be advised that a four-page summary of the workshop will be distributed at the end of the session.

A selection of print poetry magazines will be provided at the workshop. These will be offered to participants gratis.

Buy tickets for HOW TO GET YOUR POEMS PUBLISHED here.

4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

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The 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry is Saturday 27th May 2017 at the John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET.

The festival features three two and  a half hour workshops from 10:00-12:30.

From 13:00-16:50 Suffolk’s Poetry Cafés will provide the entertainment. We will also welcome students from UCS and Suffolk’s sixth form college ONE.

Open Mic is 16:50-17:30 (never sticks to time!). Book up when you arrive.

18:30-21:30 we turn to the invited readers and guests. From SPS we have Elizabeth Cook and Antony Johae. We finish the day with Nancy Mattson and Gregory Warren Wilson.

Gregory Warren Wilson
Gregory Warren Wilson
Nancy Mattson
Nancy Mattson

There are various discounts on tickets depending on whether you are a member of Suffolk Poetry Society (SPS) or not, and whether you are staying for all or part of the day.

If you are attending a workshop, DO NOT buy your afternoon/evening tickets below, or you will not get your discounts. Start here to buy your workshop, afternoon and/or evening tickets.

If you are NOT attending a workshop, you can buy tickets for the Afternoon and Evening either separately or together securely below. Don’t forget to give your name and address so that we can send your tickets, or bring your proof of purchase to the festival.

SPS Member, Afternoon + Evening @ £17.00 each
SPS Member, Afternoon only @ £10.00 each
SPS Member, Evening only @ £10.00 each
Non-Member, Afternoon + Evening @ £20.00 each
Non-Member, Afternoon only @ £12.00 each
Non-Member, Evening only @ £12.00 each

Singing Stone poetry anthology

Singing StoneTo celebrate its 60th year, Suffolk Poetry Society published a fine volume of poetry drawn from its archives.

We have a few available to clear at a reduced price of £5.00 plus £1.50 p&p.

This is a quality, polished book filled with the finest of Suffolk poetry.