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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.

Tracy Brain

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Tracy Brain is Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Bath Spa University, where she is Director of the PhD in Creative Writing programme. She is a novelist and literary scholar, and has published widely on Sylvia Plath. She is currently working on her fourth novel, as well as a study of pregnancy in the 18th- and 19th-century novel.

‘Close Reading Workshop with Optional Writing Exercises: Sylvia Plath and Medicine’.
Plath’s fascination with medicine developed over her entire writing life. In this workshop, we will look together at a selection of poems where she overtly addresses a variety of medical conditions and treatments, from, for instance, plastic surgery through to reproductive medicine. Our workshop will be informed by a rich array of contextual materials, drawing on short passages from her letters, journals, fiction, scrapbooks and other archival resources.

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

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

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