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A series of poetry events at The Coach House, Wirksworth 2022

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but much more than poetry. Think big. Think Art, think Creative Writing, think Real Life.

A series of monthly events at The Coach House in Wirksworth with poet Bert Flitcroft.

£10 per event.

A LIFE IN POETRY – A TALK – July 2nd 2022 – 10am-12pm

Thoughts, anecdotes, questions, moments…captured forever.

Our lives and our age forge what we create. I’m in my seventies now – so how does someone my age see the world? Are you interested? Here’s something for everyone – love, marriage, the sixties, childhood, science, supermarkets, gardening, Peppa Pig, spirituality, sex, friends, getting on a bit…….

YOU TOO CAN WRITE A POEM! – August 6th 2022 – 10am-12pm

Come along and write a single poem of your own – even if it’s the only poem you will ever write. It doesn’t have to be brilliant, or rhyme, or be shared with anyone. Rise to the challenge: all the guidance you need….

PROSE AND POETRY – For creative writers -September 3rd 2022 – 10am-12pm

A workshop to explore the differences and similarities between poetry and prose. (Why are there so many book groups and so few poetry groups?) How a poem can be the starting point for a short story : how a short story might contain the kernel for a poem.

A POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION – October 1st 2022 – 10am-12pm

Of poems from ‘Singing Puccini at the kitchen sink’, ‘Thought-Apples’, ‘JUST ASKING’. How they work on the page, how we hear them, and how we relate to them personally. As for event 1 above, here’s poetry about real life, whether it’s walking the hills, or collecting As for things, grandchildren….but with an emphasis on a discussion about the crafting.

A POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP – November 5th 2022 – 10am-12pm

using particular poems as templates for your own writing. For beginners or more experienced writers.

POETRY AND ART -December 3rd 2022 – 10qm-12pm

Exploring the creative connection between art and poetry. Using either a current exhibition (or famous paintings, or both) a workshop exploring how we read a painting and how we might write about it. Is there a poem in one of your paintings – perhaps one you are proud of, fond of, or representative of something? Is there a painting in one of your poems?

For more detail and to register your interest please feel free to contact Bert at

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