Festivals Kpf21 – Young Writers Workshop With Fiona Benson

4 – 6pm | Free | Age 14-21

What happens when we let different voices into our writing? What do they say, how do they say it, and what imaginative worlds do they open up? How do these voices stir up the dynamics of a piece of writing, or invigorate it? We will look at examples of dramatic monologues and mixed voice poems from Daljit Nagra to Anne Carson; we will put strange creatures in unexpected places; and we’ll use masks to explore how we fully inhabit other personae. We will work on conjuring different voices and then invite them to run amok in the varied rooms of our own work. By the end of the workshop, we should all have drafts of new pieces of writing to take away and work with, along with new confidence in our work and the places it can travel. Come prepared to play and experiment!

 


 

Welcome to Kendal Poetry Festival. This year, the 3-day festival in our beautiful South Lakes town has become a 9-day immersive online experience, bringing together poets, audiences and organisers from across the UK. Tickets range from £0 to £5 for readings and £16.50 to £45 for workshops. We also have a limited number of £60 festival passes, giving access to all events (excluding workshops). This is a huge saving of £40 if you bought each ticket individually.  All audience members will be issued with invitations to two free half-hour sessions: “Zoom for Beginners”: Thursday 4th February, 19.00; and “How to make the Most of Your Online Festival Experience”: Thursday 11th February, 19.00.

The first 200 people to buy a ticket will receive an exclusive Festival Survival Kit  contains a limited edition Kendal Poetry Festival badge, surprise gifts from a couple of our local sponsors, and an exclusive pamphlet – featuring work from Dove Cottage Young Poets; visual art from our Young Artist in Residence; and work from local poet and artist Alan Forsyth.

With our trademark emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility, we continue to offer free tickets to young people and people with disabilities. We have extended our offer to include all local care home staff and residents.  These are difficult, distant times, but poetry brings us together. Whether it’s your first time at our festival or whether you’ve been before, whether you’re in Kendal or Canada, Windermere or Wisconsin, we’re happy to have you with us.

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