Join award-winning poet and experienced creative writing tutor Eleanor Rees to explore the world of poetry at the free Poetry Workshop and Reading at Dukinfield Library on Monday October 5th between 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Eleanor Rees was born in Birkenhead in 1978. Her pamphlet collection Feeding Fire (Spout, 2001) received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002 and her first full length collection Andraste’s Hair (Salt, 2007) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards. Her second collection ‘Eliza and the Bear’ (Salt, 2009) is also a live performance for voice and harp which has toured in the North West. Eleanor has worked in the community as a poet, running writing workshops for The Windows Project, as a freelancer and is also studying for an AHRC funded PhD University of Exeter in the theory and practice of the local poet. She often collaborates with other writers, musicians and artists and works to commission.
Poetry is for everyone and can offer riches - many joys and consolations. With a friendly manner and wide-knowledge of the art-form Eleanor will open the door to poetry. No prior knowledge required.