As part of this year’s Oxford Pride celebrations, we will be running a day of activities at the library with inspiration from our collection of LGBTQAI+ poets past and present. Engage with our classic word games, explore surprising crafts and workshop your poetic expressions for Queer Euphoria & Pride 2022! Free, drop-in anytime between 12pm … Continue reading Poems for Queer Euphoria
This event is delivered in collaboration with The Burner, an Oxford art collective. The workshop will serve as an introduction to translating poetry and as a forum to discuss poetry in translation. The workshop will be facilitated by writers with experience in translating poetry, although the workshop will be by no means an attempt to … Continue reading A Collaborative Introduction to Translating Poetry
This event is delivered in collaboration with The Burner, an Oxford art collective. Makar, ‘maker’, was the Older Scots word for poet, as immortalised in William Dunbar’s Lament for the Makaris. Makar retains the identity of creative practical activity and art from which our ‘poetry’ stems: the Ancient Greek poieō meant to make and to compose … Continue reading Makaris at the Meadow: Zine Launch and Multilingual Poetry Reading
In these workshops, we will consider how poetry can be a tool for self-expression and social justice, for empathy, and empowerment. This month's workshop is on the topic "Who am I?" We will look at how to write for self-expression and think about topics like Identity, Memory and Belonging. Everyone has something valuable to express and … Continue reading The Poetry Door: Who Am I?
The Oxford Poetry Library are proud to welcome the Griot's Well writers to inspire our city. This group of award-winning writers have been selected for the Writerz & Scribez development programme for Black and ethnically diverse writers over the age of 25. This workshop will focus on how to use collage to find poetic inspiration, and will … Continue reading Griot’s Well Writers: Workshop on Collage and Poetry
On 30th October, the Oxford Poetry Library are proud to welcome the Griot's Well poets who are coming to share their work with the Oxford community. They will be helping deliver a day of free activities which we hope will inspire your creative practice, including a workshop on collage and poetry (check out the other event … Continue reading Griot’s Well Writers Poetry Showcase
In these workshops, we will consider how poetry can be a tool for self-expression and social justice, for empathy, and empowerment. Everyone has something valuable to express and poetry can help … Continue reading The Poetry Door: workshops for people aged 13-18