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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.

Projects

The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival is working with local schools to explore Sylvia Plath’s work through drawing, writing and zine-making. Jasmine Simms and Lily Arnold, part of our resident poets, Dead Women Poets Society, are working with pupils from Calder High School to create zines illustrating their writing, and Louise Crosby will be working with pupils from Heptonstall Infant and Junior school to create bed drawings and poems inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bed Book.

We hope to be able to display student’s work in local libraries during the festival.

Creative Writing Workshop for Local Writers

Saturday 15th October, 2 – 4pm, The Terrace, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge.

£8/5 under 25, student or unwaged.

Local writer, gardener and creative writing tutor, Sally Baker, will be offering a Creative Writing Workshop for local writers, exploring and writing about Sylvia Plath’s flowers:

Sylvia Plath has written about flowers, plants and the natural world in many of her poems. In this workshop we will explore some of the ways language, description and imagery are used. This will provide inspiration for writing exercises to produce new poems on the theme. 
This is a practical poetry writing session with some reading and discussion. 
There will be a chance to share your work with the group if you’d like to. 
Please bring writing materials.
No experience needed. 

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 16th September and can be booked on our Ticketsource site but you must have a local (HX or OL) postcode to take part:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/plathfest/creative-writing-workshop-for-local-writers/e-edljad

All local residents with a HX or LS postcode will be eligible for a reduced rate Local Ticket for all festival events.

Full price £8-£10 | Local ticket £5-£8

Digital ticket: £10-£20 | Workshops £12/8/5

View more ticket options below.