Events - Festival 2021

Worth a thousand words

Wednesday 10 March, 14:00 - 15:30
StAnza Zoom

A poetry workshop responding to poems by Franki Raffles

We regret that Nadine Aisha Jasset will no longer be able to lead this workshop. However, we're delighted to announce that Polly Atkin will lead the workshop in her stead.

Carve out time for your own writing and hone your poetry skills at today’s workshop, where we’ll be responding to images by feminist social documentary photographer, and late St Andrews alumni, Franki Raffles. Best known for her work with Zero Tolerance, Raffles also created a series of photographs documenting the lives and work of women in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, a series which this workshop takes as its starting point.

The workshop will be led by Polly Atkin, whose second full-length collection Much With Body, is due out with Seren in autumn 2021, and was supported by a 2020 Northern Writers Award. She is currently working on a memoir exploring place, belonging and disability, and a biography focusing on Dorothy Wordsworth’s later life (forthcoming in late 2021).

This event will take place on Zoom.

Books by festival poets are available here, with profits going to St Andrews bookshop J & G Innes.

In partnership with Special Collections at the University of St Andrews and the Wardlaw Museum

Participants: Polly Atkin

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StAnza Zoom

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