24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Poetry Workshop For Young Adults

Prudhoe Library, Spetchells Centre, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5AA

25 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Northumberland Libraries

As part of their Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now project, Northumberland Libraries plan to offer a programme of events celebrating the life and work of the Hexham photographer and archaeologist, John Pattison Gibson, and in this instance the acclaim of his family.

The poet Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (1878-1962) was the youngest of J.P. Gibson’s eight children. Like his father he took inspiration from the landscape and history of Northumberland. In this poetry writing workshop, John Challis will guide you through a series of creative exercises to spark the imagination and start writing new poems. Following in Gibson’s stead, we’ll write new poems that voice the past, step back in time, and create new experiences of the region’s rich history.

This workshop is aimed at young adults from 12 to 17 years old.

John Challis is a poet based in North Shields, who has taught widely at libraries, schools and universities throughout the North East. His debut collection of poems, The Resurrectionists (Bloodaxe, 2021), was a poetry book of the month in The Guardian, and most recently he was writer-in-residence at Seaton Delaval Hall.

This project has been made possible thanks to a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

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