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Wounds, Healing, Poetry: A Writing Workshop

  • Saturday 11 June 2016, 2.30PM to 4.30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • King's Manor, Exhibition Square (map)

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Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2)

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Wellcome Trust

How can the science of wounds and healing generate poetry? How can the mechanisms of life energise the mechanisms of language? And what common ground do poetry and science share? Join Christy Ducker for this practical writing workshop.

Writing prompts will draw on the work of the University of York’s Centre for Immunology and Infection. Expect to conduct experiments with metaphor and poetic form, and to encounter cell-talk and infinite possibilities.

Poets at all levels of experience are welcome. This session is aimed at adults. 

About the artist

Christy Ducker is a poet and tutor. Her collection Skipper (2015) includes work commended by the Forward Prize judges. Her pamphlet Armour (2011) was a PBS Pamphlet Choice. She is currently Artist in Residence with the University of York’s Centre for Immunology and Infection and is also Director of North East Heroes, an Arts Council project. Her commissions include residencies for Port of Tyne and English Heritage. Her PhD work at Newcastle University was awarded the 2015 Ella Ritchie Prize.


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