Surrealism Poetry Workshop with Derek Adams


Surrealism Poetry Workshop with Derek Adams

Friday 22 November 2024

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Do you desire to embrace the surreal? Or does your poetry just feel a little stale?

New to writing poetry or an experienced poet?

This Surrealism Poetry Workshop with Derek Adams will help you release the unbridled imagination of the subconscious to revitalise your writing.

We will look at and discuss example poems by surrealist poets and play some surrealist games! We will also explore methods used by the surrealists to find strange beauty in the unexpected and incorporate these techniques into your poetry.

For added inspiration on a journey into the marvellous we will take advantage of the surreal art around us!

All you need to take part in this workshop is a pen, notebook, your eyes and your imagination!

Age Suitability: 18+


About Derek Adams

Derek Adams spent most of his life in Essex and now resides just across the Suffolk border. He has been writing poetry since his teens and his poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the UK and abroad.

He has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths and is an experienced writing workshop facilitator with a lifelong interest in surrealism. His most recent collection is EXPOSURE – Snapshots from the life of Lee Miller.


Our café’s offers a wide selection of delicious snacks, cakes and light meals, along with hot and cold drinks!

These can be purchased to enjoy during your Surrealism Poetry Workshop with Derek Adams.

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Ticket prices:

Standard £19 Mosaic Member £15.20

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Length: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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Dates and times

Friday 22 November 2024 | 7:30 pm

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