GRETA STODDART – Reading 7/10 and Poetry Workshop 10/10 at Exeter Poetry Festival
GRETA STODDART – Reading and Poetry Workshop
Reading with Julia Copus
Wed 7th October, 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Doors & Bar open 7 pm
Venue: Exeter College, CCI Performance Building, off Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SP
This event is made possible by the generous funding of the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation.
Alive Alive O is a subtle and assured collection which focuses on mortal life as a theme to behold and explores the personal and very human impulse to make sense of mortality. Whilst having the power to unsettle, these poems are nonetheless life-affirming. “As a poet, Stoddart is not in the business of offering solutions; the closest she comes to doing so is obliquely, through the bright snap of the language in which she presents her dilemmas […]” Sarah Crown, Guardian.
Greta published her first book of poems, At Home in the Dark (Anvil) in 2001 and in keeping with her most recent collection, these poems are distinguished by their carefully balanced paradoxes. At Home in the Dark won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002, and was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection in 2001.
Greta was short-listed for the Costa Book Awards in 2008 for her second collection, Salvation Jane (Anvil).
GRETA STODDART: Writing Workshop
An inspiring and gifted tutor, Greta will be running a writing workshop next weekend, Saturday 10th October as part of this year’s Festival Programme. If you would like to reserve one of the remaining places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Exeter Central Library, Ground Floor Meeting Room, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ
Time: 10am – 12 noon (£15)
Theme: The Short Poem – focusing on the power of incision. “When are a few lines enough to make a poem, rather than a mere impression?”