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February 2020

New Tricks: How hot is your poem? (with Joe Hedinger)

February 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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When reading or chatting about poetry, we tend to forget about form - the very basic physical structure of the words on the page. So in this workshop, we’ll be slowing right down, and becoming poetry archaeologists, starting at the start: discussing just the first few things we encounter when reading a poem: spacial architecture, lineation, and syntax.

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Hugh Lupton: An Evening of Animal Stories

February 22 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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£6.00 – £10.00

An evening of Animal Stories from Many Cultures at Aylsham Town Hall, told by Hugh Lupton in aid of ‘The Pilgrimage of the Animals’. With a pop-up bookshop by The Book Hive and refreshments provided by North Norfolk XR.

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Kate Charlesworth in conversation with David Shenton (LGBT History Month)

February 26 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us at 6pm on 26th February for a conversation between cartoonists Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton for LGBT History Month. Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and author of Sensible Footwear (2019). A graphic history and personal account of LGBTQ+ life in Britain since the 1950s, Sensible Footwear represents a stunning visual archive of LGBTQ+ history, and has been described by the Guardian as "an amazing, joyous panorama". Kate will be in conversation with local cartoonist David Shenton, himself a…

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New Tricks: Obscurity (with Lotte L.S.)

February 27 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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“What does the hard look do to what it sees? Pull beauty out of it, or stare it in?” Denise Riley asks in her poem ‘Outside from the Start’. Obscurity in poetry is often seen as making the already-difficult more difficult, more elusive, more elitist, more difficult to “get” - as if there is anything to get. What if, as the poet and painter Etel Adnan writes, “Some things are not meant to be clear, obscurity is their clarity. Obscurity is not a lack of light. It is a different manifestation of light, because it shows you things.”

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March 2020

New Tricks: What should a poem sound like? (with Anna Cathenka)

March 5 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Page poetry has yet to catch up with Spoken Word when it comes to the use of rhythm, breath and tone of voice in live poetry readings. In this workshop we will listen to recordings of three very different poets perform their poetry to a contemporary audience and discuss what works, and what doesn't.

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