Due to the vagaries of the transport system this workshop will start at 14:10 instead of the usual time of 14:00 hours
In this workshop we will think about cosying down for the winter and finding warmth and light in those long, chilly days. We will explore the concept of ‘Hygge’ (the Scandinavian art of being cosy) and look at a selection of poems to complement our seasonal theme.
Greta Stoddart: On Silence, Self-Knowledge &
Judging the National Poetry Competition
Greetings from The Poetry Society
With the deadline of the 31st of October a little over a month away we caught up with Greta Stoddart, National Poetry Competition judge for 2022, about her writing, reading and current ontological entanglements
You can read Greta’s interview here.
We take what we know for granted. But we don’t always realise there’s a context for – or around – what we know… And sometimes we come to know that we don’t know very much at all.
– Greta Stoddart
Greta is one of the three judges for this years competition along with Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Aesthetic Theory and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds, and Michael Symmons Roberts, winner of the Whitbread Prize for poetry
You can read more about the judges here.
Best of luck in the National Poetry Competition! We look forward to receiving your poems.
Michael Symmons Roberts
First Prize: £5,000
Second Prize: £2,000
Third Prize: £1,000
31 October 2022
The much loved Seamus Kelly will facilitate our September workshop.
Seamus has called the workshop “Place and Time”
To take part, the Place is Touchstones, Rochdale and the time is Thursday 1st September 2-4