Aaron Kent is a working-class writer, stroke survivor, and insomniac from Cornwall. His second collection, The Working Classic, was published by the87press. He has read his poetry for the BBC, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Stroke Association, had work published in various journals, and is an Arvon tutor. His poetry has been translated into languages including French, Hungarian, German, Cymraeg, and Kernewek, and has been set to music.
From Draft to Submission: Refining and Defining Poems
6.00 – 7.30 pm
In this workshop, you’ll be supported by poet, experienced tutor, and editor Aaron Kent in generating new ideas for your poetry and exploring some of the ways to refine your first drafts. From finding inspiration, to language and word choice, to pacing and tone, Aaron will facilitate discussions and creative writing exercises which will help you to hone your voice and identify the primary themes in your work. In a supportive and relaxed environment, you’ll take a deep dive into how you can take your writing – and re-writing – to the next level. This workshop is open to new and experienced poets alike who are looking for some creative guidance and a boost in motivation.
Resources will be provided with this workshop to extend your study, help you with further writing, and point you towards publication opportunities in this form.