Writing New Histories of Oxford

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Oxford is a city rich in histories beyond the university. These histories are often part of the present, and of our everyday lives. This free writing workshop is aimed at residents of Oxford who wish to put into words and images their experiences and memories of the city.  We will explore local and individual memories … Continue reading Writing New Histories of Oxford

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Getting Started with Poetry: ‘The Everyday’

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Whether you’ve never written a poem before, have just started to write, or aren’t sure if what you’re writing is poetry, this monthly workshop is a chance to carve out some time for writing.In each workshop, we’ll read a poem together, and use it as our starting point. We’ll suggest some prompts you could take … Continue reading Getting Started with Poetry: ‘The Everyday’

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Getting Started With Poetry: “Home”

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Whether you’ve never written a poem before, have just started to write, or aren’t sure if what you’re writing is poetry, this monthly workshop is a chance to carve out some time for writing.In each workshop, we’ll read a poem together, and use it as our starting point. We’ll suggest some prompts you could take … Continue reading Getting Started With Poetry: “Home”

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Hexes for Exes

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Poetic curses for your ex.  A free poetry workshop using empathy, humour and creative curse-writing to process troublesome people from the past, whether they're ex-partners, ex-friends or ex-bosses. Open to new and experienced poets. 18+. All materials provided. We have space for 20 people to join the workshop so please let us know you are … Continue reading Hexes for Exes

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A Collaborative Introduction to Translating Poetry

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

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

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Light about the Darkness

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

The flowers came out and they were on our side – Kenneth Koch The leaves are coming uncoupled from their trees – James (age 5) Poems have a special capacity to embrace dark subjects with a light touch. The ‘word machinery’ of a poem can hold such diverse feelings as joy and grief close together and harmoniously. As children we use … Continue reading Light about the Darkness

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The Poetry Door: Who Am I?

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

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?

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Griot’s Well Writers: Workshop on Collage and Poetry

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

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

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The Poetry Door: workshops for people aged 13-18

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

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 us process our own experiences and learn about the experiences of others. Through readings, interactive exercises, group writing games, and generative prompts, we will explore the … Continue reading The Poetry Door: workshops for people aged 13-18

Getting Started With Poetry: free monthly workshop

The Community Works 21 Park End Street, Oxford

Whether you’ve never written a poem before, have just started to write, or aren’t sure if what you’re writing is poetry, this monthly workshop is a chance to carve out some time for writing.In each workshop, we’ll read a poem together, and use it as our starting point. We’ll suggest some prompts you could take … Continue reading Getting Started With Poetry: free monthly workshop

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