Last month’s workshop, led by Anthony Hett & Laila Sumpton, explored how dialogue can add to a poem, and looked at what script-writing skills can be used to give characters a voice. Here’s a short film by Anthony titled ‘letters’ which was used in the workshop to show the importance of dialogue and word choice.
Our poetry forum is a great space for members of the public to come and share their poetry and stories. Here’s a poem that Odne Stenseth shared during our open mic section, called ‘Hand Washing’ which talks about OCD.
Here’s a short piece by Keats House poet Anthony Hett titled ‘Three Naked Bottoms’.
Join us on the 29th as Forum returns for another relaxed afternoon of poetry and spoken word, with open mic and performances from our headline poets – Karen McCarthy Woolf and Stephanie Turner: Book here
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Hannah Lowe reading to our audience at Keats House Museum.
This Sunday join us for our workshop ‘A Dream Revived’ exploring dreams through writing and performance. Booking is available here.
Keats House Poets are funded by The Keats Foundation, a registered Charity, No. 1147589
Here’s a short poem by Anthony titled ‘Already Awkward’ detailing a humorous exchange that was had during an Ultrasound scan.
The piece was written in reference to raising awareness for testicular cancer.
See you this sunday!
Our last forum featured Canal laureate Jo Bell. She was formerly an industrial archaeologist, before beginning to take her writing seriously, specialising in industrial remains like mines, railways… and canals. Have a listen to her reciting her poem ‘Urban Mermaid’ at Keats House.
You can find out more about Jo Bell here