Prophetic Poetry: From sci-fi to sci-fact
A Hive Young Writers Poetry Day with Suzannah Evans
Sunday 24th MARCH 2024 10.30am to 4/4.30pm (with refreshments & lunch break)
Open to young writers (aged 15 to 30) from across South Yorkshire & the nearby north
Join award-winning poet, Suzannah Evans, for this relaxed and playful poetry-writing day, open to young writers at all levels, full of weird and wonderful prompts designed to get you thinking (and writing) out of our current reality and into the possibilities of science fiction and science fact.
Suzannah knows a thing or two about writing the prophetic – her work has been described as ‘doom-pop-poetry with an apocalyptic edge’. She’ll also read from her own work and give tips and tricks on what’s helped her develop as a poet. Expect a fun and insightful writing day, and emerge into a fresh reality with exciting new drafts and your imagination bouncing through the stratosphere!
Cost: £8 | Concessions £4 | Booking: [email protected]
Where: Cantor Building, Arundel Street, Sheffield (4 minutes from the train station)
Supported by Sheffield Hallam University
Suzannah Evans is an award-winning poet and writer based in Sheffield. She has published two collections of poetry, Near Future and Space Baby, with Nine Arches Press. Her first chapbook was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition 2012, and she has a second, ‘Green’, forthcoming with Bad Betty Press in June 2024. Suzannah was a Gladstone Library writer in residence in 2019, and in 2021 she received a Northern Writers’ Award for poetry. Her work asks difficult questions about the Earth, its beings, and what lies ahead for them; how do we look to the future on a planet that’s burning? How do we come to terms with our grief, and what can we believe in?