An Inspiring Afternoon with Cathy Crabbe

I had a wonderful and inspiring afternoon attending Cathy Crabbe’s poetry writing workshop. It was held in the Performance Space in Oldham’s central library & cost £5 or £3.50 if you were a library member. Great idea to give discounts for library members

This workshop was one of the Bookmark Festival 2015 which runs from 18 – 25 April. It culminates in a FREE event on Saturday evening @7 pm 25th April with spoken word by Lees Literati and music by the Cherry Hintons. No need to book, just turn up! Which is what I am going to do of course.

Back to the workshop, we spent approx half an hour looking at four exhibits in the gallery and making notes on sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, how does it make you feel and what did it make you think of. We were given a choice of poetic forms in which to write our poems.

I chose the Acrostic poem and was influenced by a long, trailing red wool dress made from falkland wool. It follows this post, feedback always welcome.

Carolina x


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