SPECIAL EVENT: Liberated by Constraint. Poetry Masterclass with George Szirtes
1 day course
Day & Time: Saturday 11am – 5pm
Dates: 24 March 2018
Venue: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Cost: £70, £65 conc.
We may be constrained by line length, rhythm, rhyme, stanza form or something as tiny as a tweet of 140 characters. But by facing the necessity to invent and proportion we discover more than we knew before and find more of ourselves and the world. Join this Special Event course to explore how the demands of form can liberate the imagination and refine the ear. Suitable for those with some experience of writing poems
About the Tutor:
George Szirtes was born in Hungary in 1948, a child refugee of 1956 Uprising, and published his first book of poems, The Slant Door, in 1979. It won the Faber Prize. He has published many since then, winning, among others, the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2004 for which he has been twice shortlisted since. He has also won various international prizes for his translation of Hungarian literature including the Man Booker International Prize for his translations of László Krasznahorkai.