MW Bewick Workshop – ‘Stop Making Sense!’

10th Festival of Suffolk Poetry  | Saturday 11 May 2024 10:00-12:30 Sold Out!  | John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET | Do you have an idea of what a good poem looks or sounds like? And when you write poetry, do you know what you are trying to say – or even what…

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10th Festival of Suffolk Poetry

Saturday 11 May 2024 10:00-12:30 Sold Out!

John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET

Do you have an idea of what a good poem looks or sounds like? And when you write poetry, do you know what you are trying to say – or even what the poem is ‘for’? Such subjective notions often constrain how we write. In this workshop we’ll discover ways to free our ourselves from those considerations and instead write ‘in the moment’. By being open to experimentation, play, ambiguity and irreverence, we can discover authenticity and presence in our creative work. When we stop making sense of poetry from the start, we can start writing better poetry.
MW Bewick
MW Bewick
MW Bewick grew up in Cumbria on the coast of the Irish Sea and now lives in Wivenhoe, Essex. He is a co-founder of the small indie publisher Dunlin Press. His writing explores experimental techniques, cultural dialogisms, found phrases and aleatory writing, vertical concepts of time, post-postmodernisms, and delimiting narratives of the working class. Recent publications include The Zircon Ferries (Beir Bua Press, 2021) and The End of Music (Black Light Engine Room, 2022). His poems have been published in a wide range of journals including Poetry Salzburg ReviewThe Stinging Fly, The Cormorant, The Broken SpineDreichThe Lonely Crowd and The Mechanics’ Institute Review, as well as in a number of anthologies. Recent projects include a long ‘infinite scroll’ poem, Bubblegum, adapted from found phrases and advertisements on Instagram, and a multimedia exhibition (words, artworks, music) with artist Ella Johnston, titled A Study of a Long-Lived Magma Ocean on a Young Moon. He occasionally lectures in creative and professional writing, works as an editor and journalist, and usually wears black.

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