Sat 27th January 10am (120mins)
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street,
£3 - Tickets available from here or Tel 0870 320 7000. Also available in person from the Art Gallery, Lichfireld Street. Places limited.
This writing workshop aims to encourage new ways of experiencing, orientating and navigating space as a way to use our local environments as sources of inspiration for creative writing. Poet, PhD Student and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, R. M. Francis, will introduce writers to a variety of techniques to help with writing and engaging creatively with landscape.
Abour R.M. Francis
R. M. Francis is a poet and writer from the Black Country and co-editor of Writing the Black Country a blog which seeks to showcase writing from the Industrial West Midlands.
In this workshop Rob will be looking at place and space as inspiration for writing poetry.
He graduated from Teesside University with distinction in his Creative Writing MA and is currently researching his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton. His work has been published in many online and print publications.
His first Chapbook collection, Transitions, was published by The Black Light Engine Room in 2015 and his second, Orpheus, was published with Lapwing Publications (2016)
"So much contemporary poetry is divorced from the bodily instincts and functions. What Orpheus is doing is an anchoring without loosing the intellectual. It has the wild desirous energy of Whitman, the free flow of lyrical instinct from Ginsberg, the nihilism and disillusionment of Larkin, the attention to craft and its purposeful deviation of Auden and touches of the de-familiarisation of Redgrove. And an element that owns all of this and more and says 'this is mine'. It is dense and very resonant. A 21st century howl".