Workshops for Adults
Part of Derby Poetry Festival 2023
Derby Poetry Festival presents a poetry writing workshop with Raymond Antrobus.
Raymond Antrobus MBE FRSL was born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father. He’s a Cave Canem Graduate and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of ‘To Sweeten Bitter‘ (UK, Out-Spoken Press), ‘The Perseverance’ (UK, Penned In The Margins / US, Tin House) and ‘All The Names Given’ (US, Tin House / UK, Picador) as well as children’s picture books ‘Can Bears Ski?’ (UK, Walker Books / US, Candlewick). He is the 2019 recipient of the Ted Hughes Award as well as the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award, and became the first poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize. His first full-length collection, ‘The Perseverance’ was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and The Forward Prize, ‘All The Names Given’ was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize and the Costa Award. Also in 2021 his poems ‘The Perseverance’ and ‘Happy Birthday Moon’ were added to the UK’s Oxford, Cambridge and RSA ‘GCSE’ syllabus. His next poetry collection, ‘Signs, Music‘, is out in September 2024 with Picador and Tin House.
About Derby Poetry Festival
Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bringing excellent work to the city. DPF has just entered its fifth year, and 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever.
We work with local, national and international talent to build a community of like-minded individuals to create a wonderful literary festival.
Derby Poetry Festival is funded by Arts Council England, Derby City Council & Derby Cathedral Quarter
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