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Ruth O’Callaghan

A Poetry Workshop: Becoming SOLD OUT

Ruth O’Callaghan

Sunday, 31 March 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Poet Ruth O’Callaghan leads a poetry workshop on the theme of becoming.

Often engaging multiple transitions, differing experiences demand that we imbue poems with personal description regarding the incident, yet there is a necessity to engage the reader without long explanations, allowing her or him to take the essence inherent in the poem and construct/enhance it in the reader’s own imagination. Poets will engage in discussion, criticism, generation of ideas and, above all, creation of new work.

There will be an opportunity for workshop attendees to read their poems at a second and free event at 6pm.

O’Callaghan’s poetry has been translated into six languages. She has read/lead workshops in Europe, Asia and the USA. She is a Hawthornden Fellow, international competition adjudicator, interviewer, reviewer, editor and mentor and works with both novice and established poets. She has nine full poetry collections and wrote a book of interviews with 23 internationally eminent women poets. She hosts two poetry venues in London and is also the poet for Strandlines, a multi-disciplinary project administered by Kings College, London.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden