Ode to the modern Ode Poem

A workshop open to young poets aged 15-30 in the north
with Vanessa Lampert & Vicky Morris
Sunday 6th Feb 12 to 2.15pm on Zoom 

We’re opening up our Poetry Collective to you on 6th February for all things – Ode! Join us, and prize-winning poets, Vanessa Lampert, and Vicky Morris (Hive), for a fast-paced poetry writing workshop exploring the delights and wit of the modern ode.

An ode is generally described as a lyric poem that praises or reveres an individual, idea, or event. Traditionally in ancient Greece, odes were accompanied by music – the word ‘ode’ coming from the Greek word aeidein, meaning to sing or chant.

The odes we’ll draw inspiration from in this workshop will be fresh, modern, sometimes funny and always unexpected. Across a range of writing exercises, we’ll discover the reverence in life’s offerings often overlooked, the ceremonious in the everyday.

Leave the session with some intriguing first drafts, an urge to praise the minutiae of life, and an awe for the art of the ode!

All levels/experiences welcome.
Booking: info@hivesouthyorkshire.com
[Places limited / this is not a webinar]

Open to young writers (aged 15 to 30) in South Yorkshire & the north
Cost: £4 (young writers outside of South Yorkshire £5)

Vanessa Lampert has an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University and Poetry School London. She has been published in many magazines, most recently in Magma, The Moth, Spoonfeed, Quince and the Oxford Times. She has won the Café Writers Prize, the Ver Prize twice, the Segora Prize, and the Edward Thomas Foundation Prize. She came second in the Fish, Oxford Brookes, and Kent and Sussex, prizes and was commended in the Troubadour, Folklore, Bridport, Ver and Newcastle poetry prizes. She was commended in the National Poetry competition 2020.

Vanessa is a poetry tutor for Learning with Leaders and has taught in schools and at Poetry School London and Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. She writes for and co-edits the online and print magazine The Alchemy Spoon. Vanessa’s first pamphlet On Long Loan, was published by Live Canon in October 2020. She is working on her first full collection.

Vicky Morris is a poet, editor and creative educator based in Sheffield. Her pamphlet If All This Never Happened was a winner of the international Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition. She’s been published in places like The Rialto, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter’s House, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog, Brittle Star, and Verse Matters anthology (Valley Press). She won first place in the Aurora Poetry Prize 2020 and Prole Laureate Competition 2019 and was a runner-up in the Mother’s Milk Poetry Prize 19/20. Vicky has built young writers’ provision in South Yorkshire for many years, founding Hive in 2016. She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, and in 2019 The Sarah Nulty Award for Creativity for her impact in the region.