Jerwood Centre
2.00 - 5.00pm

Dove Cottage Poets is an informal poetry writing group that meets at the Wordsworth Trust on a monthly basis.  Anyone who wishes to develop their poetry, or just enjoy shared reading and writing, whatever stage you are at, is very welcome to come and join us.

This month we are joined by our February Poet-in-Residence, Katie Hale, for a very special reading, Q&A, and workshop. Tea and coffee will be available.

Born in Cumbria, Katie’s debut pamphlet, Breaking the Surface, was published by Flipped Eye in 2017. She recently won the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, the Munster Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition and the Buzzwords Poetry Competition, and came second in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been published in Poetry Review, The North and Interpreter’s House, among others. Following a year’s mentoring from Penguin Random House UK through their inaugural WriteNow scheme, Katie’s debut novel, My Name is Monster, will be published by Canongate in 2019. She runs creative writing workshops in schools, and is currently working on a first full collection of poetry.

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Cost: FREE

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