The Iconic Sonnet with Josie Alford

by | Jan 16, 2024 | In-Person Festival Workshops | 0 comments

Join renowned poet, YouTuber, and unabashed sonnet enthusiast, Josie Alford, for an immersive workshop that delves into the intricacies of the iconic sonnet form. No, seriously – she wrote her dissertation on sonnets, and now she’s here to share her passion and expertise with you.

In this workshop, Friday, 23rd February, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (In-Person) at Birmingham Hippodrome and Wednesday, 14th February, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Online), participants will not only explore the fundamental 14-line structure but will also unravel the distinctive styles of Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets.

From the rhythmic cadence of iambic pentameter to the pivotal volta, Alford will guide participants through the nuanced world of sonnets, sparking insightful discussions on themes ranging from love and mortality to societal reflections.

Crafting their own sonnets, participants will hone their creative prowess, mastering the delicate art of expressing profound emotions within the structured confines of verse. This workshop promises not just a lesson in sonnets but a deep dive into the form’s rich history, empowering attendees to contribute to its ongoing legacy.

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Secure your spot to unravel the beauty and complexity of sonnets with Josie Alford by booking in-person.

The Iconic Sonnet Workshop

Delve into the art of sonnets with Josie Alford in this immersive workshop. Uncover the secrets of Shakespearean and Petrarchan styles, crafting your own 14-line masterpieces. Explore the rich history of sonnets and become a part of their enduring legacy. Book your spot now for a deep literary experience with renowned poet Josie Alford!