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New Tricks: Sonnets: How do I love thee? (with Ashley Hickson-Lovence)

February 13, 2020 - 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 based on the particular fixations of the facilitators. 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 FIVE: Sonnets: how do I love thee? (with Ashley-Hickson Lovence)

A creative exploration/masterclass/presentation/seminar/informal debate about the sonnet form: its rules and restrictions, the rhythm and rhyme, quatrains, iambic pentameters, voltas and couplets that leave readers either in awe or pulling their hair out.

With references to Petrarch, Shakespeare, Browning, Duffy, Paterson and more, this will be an evening that will expand your poetic horizons from the first line to the fourteenth.

Ashley Hickson-Lovence is a poet and novelist originally from London. He is a former secondary school English teacher, currently in his second year completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. His debut novel The 392, set almost entirely on a single-decker, was released with OWN IT! in April 2019.

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.


February 13, 2020
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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