Prose Poetry day school and reading with poet Carrie Etter

Saturday 7th June

St. Hilda’s College, Oxford and the Albion Beatnik Bookstore – £50/ £45

Day school pic

Originally from Normal, Illinois, Carrie Etter spent thirteen years in southern California before moving to England in 2001. She has published three collections, most recently Imagined Sons (Seren, March 2014), composed largely of prose poetry. Her poems have appeared widely in the UK and US in such journals as Boston Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, Poetry Review and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University, where she has taught since 2004.

DAY SCHOOL 10.00am (arrival) for 10.30 start. Finishes at 4.30pm.

Reading an array of wonderful prose poems, we will discuss what makes a prose poem and try different approaches to composing our own. We will also discuss the prose poem’s rise in the UK and look at opportunities for further exploration and publication.

Reading at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore

There will be a linked reading by Carrie and Day School participants from 6.00-7.30pm at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore. Day School participants free, otherwise tickets £3 at door.

How to get there

St. Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY. There is a public car park nearby in St Clements. The station is a short bus or taxi ride from the college. For the more energetic it can be reached on foot in approximately 25 minutes. The Albion Beatnik Bookstore is in Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA.

Timings and arrangements

Arrive at the Lady Brodie Room, St. Hilda’s College from 10.00am onwards. The Day School starts promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Doors open at the Albion Beatnik Bookstore at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. 6.00-6.30pm Carrie Etter reading, 6.30-7.00 interval for  book sales and signing, 7.00-7.30pm workshop participants and open mic.

To book

Please email Jenny Lewis at The Poets House, Oxford on jennyklewis@gmail.com to book a place. Cancellations up to 7 days before the event will be fully refunded. Up to 24 hours before the event will be half refunded.

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