Following the success of Theatre Orchard’s online 2020 poetry events, we invite you to ‘Spring into poetry’ in the first of three monthly Speakeasy springtime events, hosted by Bob Walton and Sue Hill from The Write Box. On 25 March, we welcome writer Claire Williamson to share with you from her published collections of poetry.
Fancy getting up and sharing your own poem? Speakeasy has an open mic, giving you the opportunity to spit bars, speak up, feel the love. You are invited to take to the Zoom stage for up to 3 minutes (that’s about one side of A4) – just drop email@example.com a line before Monday 20 March to book in.
Claire Williamson has an MA in Literary Studies (UWE), is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and was until recently Programme Leader for the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes at the Metanoia Institute in London. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. She has worked closely with Welsh National Opera since 2003, writing the words for Cardiff City Songs, Billy and the Dragon and The Merman King, all WNO MAX productions. She is also involved in musical collaborations, including ‘Home by Christmas’ which was performed by 350 singers at Colston Hall to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of WW1, and she was nominated for the British Composer Awards in 2015. Claire has written chapters in academic books on themes of creative writing and health. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Ride On, The Soulwater Pool, and Visiting the Minotaur, published by Seren in 2018.