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New Tricks Poetry Workshop: What do your clothes say about you? (with Iona May)

November 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Whether you are curious to expand your poetry horizons or just want to try something new, New Tricks is for you.

New Tricks is a series of free, informal poetry workshops (see here for the full Autumn/Winter ’19 programme) based on the particular fixations of the facilitators – from rhyme, to the languages of coding, to Gertrude Stein. The form of each session varies from week to week depending on the topic, and every opportunity is taken to make each session engaging, interactive and ‘getatable’: no lectures and no wrong answers.


WORKSHOP TWO: What do your clothes say about you? (with Iona May)

We are often told that our clothes make a statement about ‘who we are’, but, if we allowed them to speak, what would they really say about us? What new insight might they give us about our bodies and the world we take them out into?

In this playful workshop, lead by the poet-clown Iona May, you will write a poem from the point of view of an item of your clothing. We will do a series of exercises to work out how to give this item of clothing a voice, chat to it and maybe let our clothes chat to each other! Please bring or wear an item of clothing you would like to focus on.

Iona May is a poet and clown based in Norwich. She is currently working on her poetry-show ‘Red Jacket’ that explores how the red jacket she wore as a teacher supported her with her grief after her mum’s death.

All sessions run 6.30-8:00pm at the Book Hive.
The workshop section of the evening will run for an hour, allowing for 30 minutes of mingling and mulling afterwards.
Doors 6:15pm for a prompt 6:30pm start.
Refreshments provided.
Limited to 13 places – please RSVP using the link below.


November 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Book Hive
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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