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Poetry Workshop with Jodie Hollander

June 21 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM BST

£7.50 – £15.00

We are delighted to welcome back Jodie Hollander to Heptonstall Museum offering an opportunity to join a poetry workshop as part of her residency at 1 Aspinall Street, former childhood home of Ted Hughes.

Poetry of Place
This workshop will focus on the significance of place in poetry. Place may be defined as a geographical location, an internal state, or perhaps a poetic meeting of the two. Using our surroundings as inspiration, this workshop will lead students through a series of writing prompts to ultimately create an original draft of a poem. In addition, the class will briefly touch on line breaks and the use of sound.

More about Jodie’s residency

Thanks to the Elmet Trust and Nancy Gifford, Director of Arcadia Artist & Writers Residency Merit based Travel Fellowship, Jodie Hollander will be the first American poet-in-residence forThe Elmet Trust in Mytholmroyd, where she will live and work in the childhood home of former UK Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Between 12th and 22nd June, Jodie will be writing poems that respond to and engage with the Hughesian Landscape. See Jodie’s website for more info and other events.

About Jodie Hollander

Jodie Hollander’s debut full-length collection, My Dark Horses, was published with Liverpool University, Pavilion Poetry. Her second collection, Nocturne, was also published with Liverpool University Press in 2023 and was longlisted for the Laurel Prize in nature writing. Hollander is the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship in South Africa. She is also the originator of ‘Poetry in the Parks,’ in conjunction with several National Parks and Monuments in the US. She currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jodie’s latest work, Nocturne, will be available for sale at the Museum.



June 21
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM BST
£7.50 – £15.00
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