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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Workshop Poetry Writing

Workshop Poetry Writing

Want to learn visual poetry?

Want to learn visual poetry? Then attend poet and writing teacher Peter Swanborn's workshop on Sunday 9 June during the annual Poetry International Festival. In this workshop, you will learn how to let the images do the work in your poem. Perhaps you know the famous writing rule 'Show, don't tell'. In other words: tell the reader what you see, not what you know. So write imagery, in such a way that the reader or listener gets what you want to say without naming it literally. After all, poetry is the art of suggestion.

 

Peter Swanborn (1963) is a poet, writer and teacher. He has published a novel and five books of poetry. These collections were nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize and the J.C. Bloem Prize, among others. For years he was one of the regular teachers at Poetry International's Poetry Academy. For VU/HOVO Amsterdam, he runs the online course 'Reading Poetry'. He is also a literary contributor to de Volkskrant. 

Want to learn visual poetry? Then attend poet and writing teacher Peter Swanborn's workshop on Sunday 9 June during the annual Poetry International Festival. In this workshop, you will learn how to let the images do the work in your poem. Perhaps you know the famous writing rule 'Show, don't tell'. In other words: tell the reader what you see, not what you know. So write imagery, in such a way that the reader or listener gets what you want to say without naming it literally. After all, poetry is the art of suggestion.

 

Peter Swanborn (1963) is a poet, writer and teacher. He has published a novel and five books of poetry. These collections were nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize and the J.C. Bloem Prize, among others. For years he was one of the regular teachers at Poetry International's Poetry Academy. For VU/HOVO Amsterdam, he runs the online course 'Reading Poetry'. He is also a literary contributor to de Volkskrant. 

Sunday June 9th  

13.00 - 15.00

Verhalenhuis Belvédère - Luisterlobby (2nd floor)


Pricing

This workshop is not included in the day- or passepartout-ticket. Buy a ticket through the link above.

Language and duration

Language: Dutch
Duration: 2 hours

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère