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GRETA STODDART – Reading 7/10 and Poetry Workshop 10/10 at Exeter Poetry Festival

GRETA STODDART – Reading and Poetry Workshop

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Photo by Julia Mear

Award winning poet, writer and tutor for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation, GRETA STODDART will be reading from her new and 3rd book, Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe, 2015):

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

Tickets £8/£5 from Exeter Phoenix or at the door. See Programme listing 2015.

This event is made possible by the generous funding of the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation. 

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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

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?”

Exeter Poetry Festival Workshop with Greta Stoddart at Exeter Central Library on Saturday 5th October at 2pm

Greta Stoddart

Saturday 5th October 2013

FESTIVAL WORKSHOP with Greta Stoddart Exeter (Temporary) Library, 2pm-5pm – £12

To book contact

Last few places! For those who have booked but not paid, please confirm.

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Notebooks are full of the stuff of poems: first lines, quotes, thoughts, memories, dreams, rants, lists. Delving into, and sharing, her own notebook entries Greta will be using these as prompts to write, discuss and think about poems. So bring along your own notebook and delve into its poetic potential!

A partnership event between Excite Poetry and The Poetry School.