Poetry in Unexpected Places – with poet Andrew McMillan
Hive Young Writers’ Day in partnership with Off the Shelf Festival of Words
Sat 26th Oct – 10.30am – 4 pm | Venue: Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building S1 2ND
Open to young people aged 14 – 25 years from across South Yorkshire
Join Barnsley bred award-winning poet, Andrew McMillan, to write poems in new and exciting ways where content and form are pushed. Some of the best writing comes when we leave our usual zone and take ourselves to places we might not have been before. A fun, stimulating day of writing, reading and thinking for young writers of any experience.
Supported by Off the Shelf & Sheffield Hallam University Faculty of Development & Society
Tickets: only £6 (discount available where needed) including refreshments (but not lunch)
Discounts: Please note, Hive writers’ day are subsidised to make them affordable, but Hive is particularly keen to encourage young people who maybe wouldn’t normally access this type of opportunity, and there are always discounts available for a number of tickets to support individuals who may be unable to pay in full, or to support travel costs within the region. Get in touch ASAP before places fill up if that sounds like you.
Booking: To book a place on this Writers’ Day, email email@example.com
Where:Sheffield Hallam University Owen Building S1 2ND
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers’ award (2014). It was shortlisted the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015.
Most recently physical has been translated into Norwegian (Aschehoug, 2017), a bi-lingual French edition, Le Corps Des Hommes (Grasset, 2018) and Galician (A Chan da Polvora, 2019). His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph and a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times. It is longlisted for the Polari Prize. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester. www.andrewmcmillanpoet.co.uk
Hive Young Writers’ Days
Hive Young Writers’ Days are a chance for young writers, whatever your interest and ability, to develop your writing with support from professional writers, while meeting other young writers, and getting involved in the Hive young writers’ network.
Hive Young Writers’ Days are open to young people 14 to 25 (this changes sometimes). If you don’t quite fit, but you’d like to come, get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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