WARRINGTON Libraries have been chosen as only one of four library authorities across the country to host a free public poetry writing workshop.
The workshop, with leading British poet Clare Shaw, will be on the theme of writing from difficult personal experiences. It is part of ‘A Poem to Remember’ which is a national initiative launched by Prince William encouraging people to write poems of hope over adversity to mark the end of the First World War.
The workshop will take place at Warrington Library this Saturday, March 17 from 12.30 – 2.30pm. Places are free, but need to be booked in advance at any LiveWire Library.
Clare Shaw will draw from her own life and her work in mental health services. She will explore how the act of giving words to difficult experiences can enable us to find meaning and comfort, even in our darkest times.
Senior Community Librarian Chris Everett says ‘We are honoured to be chosen to be part of this prestigious project. We would advise people to book early as places are limited and I’m sure this great opportunity will be taken up very quickly.’
More information about Clare Shaw can be found here http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/clare-shaw