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Poetry, Transport and Travel: A Workshop at Coventry Transport Museum, led by Dr Cliff Yates

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Poetry, Transport and Travel: A Workshop at Coventry Transport Museum, led by Dr Cliff Yates
Wednesday 29 November, 2017
1.00pm to 5.00pm
Free, book in advance

Following a guided tour with the curator and a welcome talk by a member of the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, poet and tutor Cliff Yates will lead a three-hour writing workshop on poetry, transport and travel. Whether you are a beginner or a published poet, we warmly invite you to take part in this unique opportunity to write travel poems inspired by your own experiences and in response to the museum’s collection of bicycle, motorcycles, buses and cars. This a great opportunity to get creative with Cliff and there may be an opportunity to have your poems published.

The workshop is free, but registration is essential and there may be a small charge for refreshments. You will be advised of this at the point of registration. To register your interest or make inquiries, please email, using the subject line ‘Poetry Workshop at CTM’.

Dr Cliff Yates is a poet and writing tutor. His various books include Henry’s Clock (winner of the Aldeburgh prize), Frank Freeman’s Dancing School, Jam, and Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School. Formerly a teacher, lecturer, Poetry Society poet-in-residence and Royal Literary Fund Fellow, he is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and an Associate of the RLF Writing Project. He leads courses and workshops in the UK and abroad. 


A collaboration between Coventry Transport Museum and the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, funded by the Museum University Partnership Initiative.

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