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Poetry-writing Workshop with Rommi Smith

Join us for a special one-day poetry-writing workshop with international writer Rommi Smith.

We’re very excited to offer a bespoke workshop with Rommi, who is the inaugural Poet in Residence for Keats’ House, the inaugural British Parliamentary Writer in Residence, and John Barnard Scholar at the University of Leeds. Rommi was also BBC Poet in Residence for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and Poet in Residence for BBC Music Live. Her work has featured on a variety of programmes, including BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Drama, Poetry Please, Late Junction, The Verb and Woman’s Hour.

Join Rommi for this unique writing workshop in the inspirational surroundings of the beautifully-restored former home of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. Participants will have exclusive use of the House and gardens during the morning, for contemplation and inspiration, and will enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch, before resuming writing in the afternoon. The workshop will be limited to only fifteen places to ensure a focused, high-quality experience, so early booking is advised.


Picture of Rommi Smith copyright Lizzie Coombes



More about Rommi :

Rommi Smith has held prestigious residencies for institutions ranging from the British Council to the BBC. Smith is the inaugural British Parliamentary Writer in Residence and inaugural Poet in Residence for Keats’ House. John Barnard Scholar at the University of Leeds, she is also a Visiting Scholar at City University New York (CUNY). Smith has presented original work at the Segal Theatre, New York and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Her academic writing is due for publication by New York University Press in 2019. Rommi has created bespoke creative writing experiences for a range of organisations including the Royal Opera House and London Metropolitan Archives. Find out more here


June 22, 10.30am – 4pm

£60, including lunch, tea and coffee.


22nd Jun 2018

10.30am - 4pm


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