LitFest Goes Wild

As a literature festival set in a beautiful region of the UK, we’re celebrating the start of summer with four inspirational writers who will be speaking at The White Horse Bookshop on 3 June.

This is a new venture for LitFest, separate from the main festival weekend, and made possible by our lead sponsors, Brewin Dolphin.

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Poetry Workshop for Adults

September 29, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Workshop for adults, with Anne-Marie Fyfe. 2pm – 4pm.

Anne-Marie Fyfe’s themed writing workshops allow budding poets to work through responses to and memories of a chosen theme and so develop ideas around them. She uses examples and images from poetry, literature and visual art as inspiration, and specific exercises enable participants to draft poems, read them back and evaluate the work within a constructive and friendly workshop environment.

The theme of this workshop is The Art of Losing. It is a chance to generate something positive from all things to do with losing and loss. Practical and emotional, from the trivial and irritating to the overwhelming and life-changing, this is a superb opportunity to master the art of making losing a part of our poetic art.

Tickets for this workshop are limited to sixteen so book promptly to ensure your place. Meet at Marlborough College main gate.

Anne-Marie Fyfe

Ann-Marie FyfeAnne-Marie Fyfe, poet, creative-writing teacher, arts-organiser & former Chair of the Poetry Society, (2006-2009), was born in Cushendall in the Glens of Antrim and now lives in West London.

Anne-Marie Fyfe has four collections of poetry including Understudies: New and Selected Poems and has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize. She has run readings and workshops at London’s Troubadour since 1997 and organises the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim.

“Anne-Marie Fyfe’s poetry is taut, eloquent and deeply felt. Her poems are haunted by what the past does to the present, and by the physical relics of that past which is only relayed in snatches.” Helen Dunmore

“[Anne-Marie Fyfe’s] obsessive reality-testing has the paradoxical effect of unsettling realism: objects receive such glaring focus that they slither under the poem’s gaze and turn strange.” Ian Gregson in Poetry Wales


September 29, 2013
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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