Seni Seneviratne offers Poetry Surgeries with The Poetry Society

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Seni Seneviratne, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.

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Leeds: Talking Statues

Discover Khadijah Ibrahiim's new work at Millennium Square in Talking Statues. Commissioned by Sing London along with playwright Daniel Bye and screenwriter Ben Tagoe, Khadijah gives a voice to one of the many golden owls on display outside Leeds Civic Hall. The owls' stories are voiced by personalities such as Vic Reeves, Brian Blessed, Gemma Whelan and Ian McMillan.

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Writing as the World Burns

by Gemma Weekes

I have been moved all my life by the impulse to create and to revel in the luminescence of things. I have been arrogant enough to believe, somehow, that my work might contribute to the age-long artistic manifesto of making humanity more human. But how do I justify this quiet work while the world burns? It feels indulgent to create at a time when the world seems to demand instead that we react.

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