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  • Sat

    Writing the Body - A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Polly Atkin

    10:00 amGladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

    A masterclass with February Writer in Residence, Polly Atkin. Using examples of writing about bodies in different scenarios, pen a creative piece of work of your own! Polly Atkin is a poet. Her debut collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was published by Seren in 2017, having already been awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize for a pre-publication extract. Polly’s pamphlet, Shadow Dispatches (2013), won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize in 2012 and her debut pamphlet, Bone Song (2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Michael Marks Award. Polly has taught English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University as well as the Universities of Strathclyde and Cumbria. Polly was recently diagnosed with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Genetic Haemochromatosis. Through writing and speaking about her life with chronic conditions, Polly hopes to raise awareness and provoke discussion. ‘Precise and assured and sad and superb’ (London Review Bookshop on Basic Nest Architecture). Tickets are priced at £35 which includes lunch and tea / coffee. To book, please call 01244 532350 or e mail