Transformations with Liz Berry Sat 5 March

£19.99

Saturday 5th March

10am-12noon online

Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for a playful, practical, skill development workshop aimed at all writers from all disciplines.

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If I stepped out of my body I would break / into blossom

James Wright

Writing is full of transformations – creaturely, holy, wild and commonplace–but it also has the power to be transformative.

We can transform experience into art, transform ourselves, our readers and perhaps even the world beyond.

We’ll read poems and fiction extracts where transformations occur; discuss how to make our writing vivid, instinctive and sensual; and embark on guided writing exercises inspired by moments of change and transformation.

Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for a playful, practical, skill development workshop aimed at all writers from all disciplines.

 

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Liz’s pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. Her latest collection is The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021)a collaboration with artist Tom Hicks. Liz is a patron of Writing West Midlands and works as a tutor for organizations including the Arvon Foundation and The Poetry School.