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, 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 (for writers under 30). 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 all young writers from across South Yorkshire 16 to 25
FREE but a £1/£2 donations is appreciated and helps us keep events free or for a minimal cost
To reserve a place, email: kate@hivesouthyorkshire.com 

This workshop is open to all but is happening as an extension of our Satdee Poetry group. If you are 16 to 25 in South Yorkshire, don’t attend another Hive group, and are interested in a monthly poetry group, find out more