Alternative histories - creative writing workshop with David Tait

To celebrate LGBT History Month, Leeds graduate and poet David Tait will be leading a creative writing workshop at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery on Saturday 3 March.

The workshop will take inspiration from Matt Smith's exhibition 'Other Stories: Queering the University Art Collection'.  Smith draws inspiration from the life narrative of the Victorian writer and early gay rights activist, Edward Carpenter, but the workshop will be focused on re-writing the narrative of the whole gallery; the people and the pictures, ensuring that every piece argues and sings.  It will look at poems too - notably by Elizabeth Bishop, Carol Ann Duffy, Frank O'Hara and Mark Doty.

The exercises will be aimed at people who write in all forms, particularly prose!  Ideal for both experienced writers and absolute beginners.

The workshop will take place:

On:  Saturday 3 March 2012

At:   1.30-4.00pm

In:   The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

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The workshop is free, but places are limited so please book your place in advance by email, phone 32778, or online.

David Tait is a graduate of the University of Leeds. His pamphlet 'Love's Loose Ends' was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. He will be reading alongside Amanda Dalton on 13th March at 7pm in the School of English (University of Leeds).

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