Jane Draycott: ‘Stuff Happens!’ Day School

Jane Draycott
Jane Draycott

*This class is now full! If you’d like to go on the reserve list please email jennyklewis@gmail.com*

Saturday 14th November

Jane Draycott: ‘Stuff Happens!’ Day School

10.30-4.30pm: Jane Draycott Day School – ‘Stuff Happens!”

Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH

£50/ £45

Some kinds of poem are like beautiful controlled explosions, incidents in themselves. Their action’s dynamic and dramatic, like film or theatre, harnessing movement, scene, utterance, a ricochet of association and reaction, a world deliberately detonated and rearranged before our eyes. They have a way of thinking about ideas and feelings by setting things off, making them transform and shift. This Day School will look at examples of these different kinds of techniques in action as a way of creating your own new writing.

Jane Draycott is a UK-based poet with a particular interest in sound art and collaborative work.   Her latest collection Over (Carcanet)  was shortlisted for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize.  Nominated three times for the Forward Prize for Poetry, her first two full collections Prince Rupert’s Drop and The Night Tree (Carcanet/OxfordPoets) were both Poetry Book Society Recommendations.   Her new translation of the 14th century dream-vision Pearl (2011), is a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation and was a Stephen Spender Prize-winner.

Her collaborative work includes, from Two Rivers Press, Christina the Astonishing (with Peter Hay and Lesley Saunders) and Tideway, a sequence of poems about London’s working river (with paintings by Peter Hay) written while poet-in-residence at the River & Rowing Museum. She was a prizewinner in the 2012 National Poetry Competition and won the 2014 Hippocrates International Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

‘I’ve waited some time to read something this intelligent, this sensuous and this crystalline. In fact ‘The Night Tree’ is the finest collection I’ve read for ages’.     David Morley, The Guardian

How to get there:

Trinity College is situated in the city centre on Broad Street. It is within easy access of the train and bus stations and on most Oxford bus routes. Please come to the Lodge entrance (beside the main gates) where you will be directed to The Sutro Room.

Timings and arrangements:

Arrive at the Sutro Room, Trinity College from 10.00am onwards. The Day School starts promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 4.00pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee are available from the Dining Hall.

To book:

Please email jennyklewis@gmail.com. Cancellations up to seven days before the event will be fully refunded. Up to 24 hours before the event will be half refunded.