When Aliens Write Poetry with Gavin Hudson

Hive poetry afternoon with Gav Hudson
When Aliens Write Poetry – Talk, reading & workshop

“Language is part of the furniture of the room. It isn’t anything of itself. It’s something which is in the mind of the host that the parasite (the poem) is invading.” Jack Spicer from Vancouver Lecture June 13, 1965

Drawing on the work and ideas of American poet Jack Spicer, and WB Yeats, you are invited to contact your inner ‘alien’ and write through ‘transmissions’ from the outside as Spicer saw it.You, might even meet a ghost too. A great opportunity to try something new and experimental with your writing.

Gavin Hudson is a poet based in Sheffield. He has a First Degree in Creative Writing from Warwick University and is a graduate of the Writing Squad (2004-6). He has since supported young writers as a freelance facilitator and mentor for various arts organisation, and has ran workshops at festivals and community centers across the region. Gavin has been published widely in magazines and anthologies and has guest edited poetry for the Cadaverine. He works as a Restorative Justice Practitioner and Trainer.

3.30 – 6pm Saturday 30th Sept
Sheffield Hallam University – (near Sheffield train & bus stations)
Open to young writers from across South Yorkshire 14 to 25
FREE | £1/£2 donations welcome
To reserve a place, email: kate@hivesouthyorkshire.com