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Poetry With Punch
Please bring any writing materials you may want to use during the workshop.
08/06/2019 17:30
European Connections
16/06/2019 19:00
Voice Workshop
Join Michael Corbidge Senior Voice and Text Associate at the Royal Shakespeare Company for some fun 'sound' play direct from the R.S.C.'s Rehearsal Room. This voice workshop will share with budding poets,writers, speakers how to get the best from their material. Building some of the essential skills and fundamental tool kit to explore the voice and its message actively.
                                                                                                                 

Reading material will be available but we encourage you to bring your own writing with you.
Please wear clothing that you can comfortably move around in.
17/06/2019
Creative writing workshop
We encourage you to bring examples of your writing with you.
18/06/2019
Double Bill: Romalyn Ante and Hannah Owens
18/06/2019 19:00
Poetry surgery with Aoife Mannix
Book a half hour slot with acclaimed poet Aoife Mannix, to discuss your writing with constructive feedback and advice for development.
Please email two poems two weeks in advance to poetry.festival@shakespeare.org.uk for Aoife to review before your booked session.
19/06/2019
Raymond Antrobus reads from 'The Perseverance'

The Perseverance is the remarkable debut of British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, it is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditation on the d/Deaf experience.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

His monologues are stunning studies of voice and substance, and his lyric poems are graceful and finely crafted – Kwame Dawes

20/06/2019 19:00
Julia Copus: a poet in conversation
Join multi award-winning poet, Julia Copus as she talks to us about hernew collection, Girlhood (Faber and Faber, 2019) which explores ‘transgressedboundaries and seductive veneers’. She’s just produced a fascinating newanthology, too: Life Support: 100 poems to reach for on dark nights (HarperCollins, 2019): ‘poems to make us sit up and listen, to reawaken the senses.’Find out more about her work and life as a poet.
21/06/2019 19:00
Michael Rosen: Poems and Stories for Kids
Join one of the UK's best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults, Michael Rosen, for a special family event. Michael will perform some of his favourite poems and stories for children as featured on his popular YouTube channel, and also talk about what makes Shakespeare so special. Aimed at children aged 6 years and over.
22/06/2019
A Midsummer Celebration
This event is held outdoors. Please dress appropriately for all weathers and bring along any preferred seating such as a picnic blanket or camp chair. Food and drinks will be available at the event at additional cost.
22/06/2019 16:00
Citizen of Stratford: poetry, drama and songs
23/06/2019 19:00
Murder Mystery Event
29/06/2019 18:30
All Hail the Ale
All samples contain traces of nuts and wheat. Children are allowed at this event but are not permitted to taste the ale!
13/07/2019 17:30