Anne Caldwell to appear at Exeter Poetry Festival for reading and workshop
Anne grew up in the north-west of England and now lives in West Yorkshire just below Midgley Moor. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies – Poet’s Cheshire (Headland) and The Nerve (Virago) and in three collections by Cinnamon Press. Her first pamphlet collection was Slug Language, Happenstance (2008). She performs all over the UK, and has won a first collection award from Cinnamon Press. The National Association for Writers in Education employs Anne to run their CPD programme for writers. Her new collection is Talking With the Dead (Cinnamon Press February 2011). She is currently senior lecturer in creative writing at Bolton University. She will be reading at Exeter Poetry Festival alongside Frances Leviston and Rachael Boast.
Anne’s workshop will explore ideas of voice in poetry – what does the notion of finding your own voice actually mean and what happens if you write from unusual and unexpected points of view in your work? Can this lead to a journey of self discovery? It is suitable for beginners and more experienced writers and will take you through a series of inspirational exercises that Anne used herself when writing material for her collection, Talking With The Dead: ‘Her characters speak with glittering conviction whether they are one of the four and twenty blackbirds, Robinson Crusoe or a woman living under water.’
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