The Snow Grows Whiter

Painting the World Anew Through Poetry with Vanessa Lampert

In the words of Charles Simic, ‘The snow grows whiter after a crow has flown over it’. How do poets paint our world anew to turn up the brightness or amplify the dark? How can we write the crow, or be the crow?

Join prize-winning poet, Vanessa Lampert for this fast-paced, fun and worry-free poetry writing workshop, open to all levels, full of thought-provoking prompts. We’ll draw insights from a range of poetry and talk about how we can borrow (respectfully) from other poets. Leave the session with more colours and textures in your poetry paint palette and a more interesting range of brushes!

The Snow Grows Whiter: Painting the World Anew through Poetry with Vanessa Lampert
Sunday 11th July 12pm to 2.30pm (with a short break)
Where: Zoom
Booking: info@hivesouthyorkshire.com

Open to young writers (aged 15 to 30) in South Yorkshire & the nearby (priority given to young writers in the South Yorkshire region).
Cost: £4 (writers outside of South Yorkshire £6)

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 twice won the Café Writers Prize, the Ver 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, Segora and Newcastle poetry prizes. She was commended in the National Poetry competition 2020.

Vanessa is a poetry tutor for Learning with Leaders in India. 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 to be published late 2021.