Liz Berry Young Person’s Workshop – Poetry for Joy and Resistance!

by | Jan 17, 2024 | In-Person Festival Workshops | 0 comments

The Poetics of Insects Workshop

Join poet Liz Berry for a playful, practical session about writing joy and how our happiest poems can help us explore and express the things we really care about.
This workshop will contain material and exercises suitable for an 11-18 age group. If you’re younger than 11 and want to take part please contact to organise parental consent.

Tickets FREE but limited space so book early to secure your spot!

Experience the pure joy of writing with acclaimed poet Liz Berry in a playful and practical session designed to unravel the art of expressing happiness through poetry. Join us for an exploration of how our happiest poems can become powerful tools, allowing us to delve into and articulate the things we truly cherish.

This session promises to be a unique blend of creativity, positivity, and self-discovery. Liz Berry, celebrated for her evocative and heartwarming poetry, invites participants to embrace the beauty of joyous writing and explore its profound impact on self-expression.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Playful Creativity: Engage in imaginative exercises and playful writing techniques that bring joy to the creative process.
  • Exploration of Happiness: Learn how writing joyous poems can be a gateway to exploring deeper emotions and expressing personal values.
  • Tailored for Youth: This workshop includes material and exercises suitable for ages 11-18, creating a nurturing space for young minds to explore the magic of poetry. Younger participants, if interested, are encouraged to contact to organize parental consent.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: Saturday 24th February, 2:30 – 4pm
  • Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Tickets: FREE 

This workshop is a celebration of creativity, happiness, and the transformative power of words. It’s an opportunity to tap into the infectious joy of Liz Berry’s poetry and discover how writing joyously can be a profound and meaningful experience.

Reserve Your Space: Tickets for this uplifting workshop are FREE but space is limited.

About Liz Berry;

Liz Berry is an award-winning poet and author of the critically acclaimed collections Black Country (Chatto, 2014); The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018); The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021), a collaboration with artist Tom Hicks; and most recently The Home Child (Chatto, 2023), a novel in verse. Liz’s work, described as “a sooty soaring hymn to her native West Midlands” (Guardian), celebrates the landscape, history and dialect of the region. Liz has received the Somerset Maugham Award, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and Forward Prizes. Her poem ‘Homing’, a love poem for the language of the Black Country, is part of the GCSE English syllabus. Liz is a patron of Writing West Midlands and lives in Birmingham with her family.