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31 Aug 2018

Loughborough lecturers to run workshops encouraging reflection on war poetry

English lecturers from the School of the Arts, English and Drama will offer workshops and discussions in conjunction with the War Poetry Festival at The Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire this autumn.

With a focus on poetry from World War 1, the festival will feature poetry by men and women and will include poetry from recent conflicts. Work will be hung throughout the building and gardens of the National Trust property and visitors will have the opportunity to participate with their own responses.

Dr Deirdre O’Byrne and Dr Kerry Featherstone will run workshops and discussions in the run-up to the festival, which opens on 6 September.

Based in the Hand Held History Room at the Workhouse, each session will explore poetry connected to the Great War through themes of displacement, loss and homelessness:

  • Dr Deirdre O'Byrne, 1-2 pm Saturday 1 September
  • Dr Kerry Featherstone, 12-2 pm Sunday 2 September

Dr Sarah Parker will close the festival on at 1-2pm on Thursday 20 September with a reflective session about the work of Iris Tree and Lady Margaret Sackville.

Full details are available on the National Trust website. All the workshops are free but please be aware that admissions charges apply.