East Coast War Channels Creative Writing Workshop at The Word

@ Souter Lighthouse

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14 September 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.

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.

Venue
Souter Lighthouse
Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
SR6 7NH

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