Reclaiming Cliches with Jen Hadfield

Jen Hadfield :To Boldly Go Where Everyone Has Gone Before: Reclaiming Clichés

Wednesday 3rd May
18:00 – 20:00

Event Description 

Are there images and ideas you don’t write about because you’re afraid of being cliched? Do you have ear-worm words and phrases that you find yourself hearing time and time again in your poetry? In this workshop you’ll embrace the universal, and experiment with ways to make shared, human experiences brand-new.   

Jen Hadfield is an award-winning poet, creative writing tutor and artist, with special interests in ecopoetics and neurodiversity. In 2008, she was the winner of the T.S.Eliot Poetry Prize. Her fourth poetry collection, The Stone Age, won the 2021 Highland Book Prize. She is currently editing her first work of lyrical non-fiction, Storm Pegs, for Picador. She lives in Shetland.

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