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Poetry Workshop on the theme of ‘Opening’

Saturday 23rd April 2022, from 10.15 am to 1.0 pm at The Healing Sanctuary, near Shere, Surrey.

The morning’s theme will be opening ourselves up to the new, coming out of a shell and reaching forward and outward, as this season of growth and renewal would teach us.

The emphasis is on curiosity and fun. We’ll play word games. We’ll use a variety of prompts to get fresh ideas flowing. In the delightful environment of The Healing Sanctuary near Shere, Surrey, we’ll create a safe and enjoyable space in which to capture new thoughts on a page and see what magic and mischief they can get up to if given free rein.

This is a workshop both for those who have experience in writing poems as well as for those who wish to experience the joy of discovering the surprises that will emerge when their pen meets paper.

Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Hook Lane, Guildford GU5 9QG

Tickets through the Eventbrite link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opening-a-springtime-adventure-in-writing-poems-with-katie-griffiths-tickets-279582778617?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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“All precision-tooled images, sleek lines, and fleets of fancies, fond and less so, Katie Griffiths’s The Attitudes is a book to cherish. From top to toe, it has sword-tip-sharp insight, muscular grace, and an invigorating sense of wonder, underpinned by an effortless musicality. These poems strike a pose, daring you not to fall in love with them.” – Rishi Dastidar

Praise for The Attitudes

“Katie Griffiths brings a mercurial inventiveness to the serious concerns at her poetry’s core – belief, selfhood and the soul. Applying pressure to language, tilting it, these poems frequently astonish. They empower us and invite us to live more enquiringly.” – Moniza Alvi

“The magic of Katie Griffiths’s poetry is its astonishing innovativeness alongside an ancient and elemental ‘baseline’. The resulting music, with hints of the Bible and old adages, is surprising, exuberant, original – each line quivering with intensity. Tonally, too, she finds her own way, mixing irony, solemnity, apology and vivacity. Griffiths, who writes about femininity and embodiment with incredible wisdom and skill, ceaselessly interrogates form and function – of the body, of the lyric speaker, and of the poem.” – Kathryn Maris