East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop at The Word

A free workshop at The Word, South Shields. Using poetry and prose to explore the ships wrecked in the WWI War Channels off the north east coast and mark their human cost.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Over a thousand boats and ships sunk by German forces still lie on the seabed just offshore.

Antony Firth, Marine Archaeologist, introduces the fascinating story of the War Channels, outlining local connections to shipwrecks. Winston Plowes, West Yorkshire poet, will explore approaches to writing about sites unseen on the seabed and help you develop your own piece throughout the day. The workshop includes a guided walk and opportunities to perform and hear pieces written during the day.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0191 529 0905
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
What to bring and wear
Bring a notebook and pen.
Other
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this workshop is free, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 September 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Kate Devlin
Email
kate.devlin@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0191 529 0905

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East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop at The Word

Thu 14 Sep 2017
10:00-16:00
A free workshop at The Word, South Shields. Using poetry and prose to explore the ships wrecked in the WWI War Channels off the north east coast and mark their human cost.