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with Will Burns, Poet in Residence.

OmVed Poetry Group

Event Details
19 Apr - 14 Jun 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

with Will Burns, Poet in Residence.

Join us for a series of Spring workshops with our Poet in Residence, Will Burns.

We’re very excited to announce Will Burns returning as our Poet-in-Residence for 2022.

As part of his residency this year Will will be running weekly workshops at OmVed on Saturday mornings throughout the spring and summer, starting on April 16th and with a first term running to June 11th and with Term 2 running from June 25th to August 6th.

Our workshops provide the perfect opportunity to engage with the incredible space here at OmVed in a way that provokes new ideas, space for reflection and a unique opportunity for immersion in the natural world. Whether you are looking for creative inspiration, new ways of looking at the world around us or simply the benefits of time spent outdoors among our wonderful plants and animals, Will’s workshops and the gardens themselves offer the perfect marriage of imagination and environment.

Tea and biscuits will be provided at the sessions

Will Burns

Will was born in London and lives in Buckinghamshire. He likes gardening, sports and birds and is Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River.

He was named as one of the 4 Faber & Faber New Poets for 2014 with his debut pamphlet, praised in The Guardian for its ‘quiet intelligence and subtle ways of seeing’, in that series published in October 2014.

2019 saw the release of Chalk Hill Blue, a collaborative recording made with the composer Hannah Peel, which set his poems to her music. The pair toured extensively, finishing the run with a sold-out night at the Barbican, which also featured a contribution from esteemed the sound artist Chris Watson.

Will’s first full collection, Country Music, was published with Offord Road Books in 2020, and his debut novel, The Paper Lantern, was published in July 2021 with Weidenfeld & Nicholson. He was named as one of The Observer’s Top 10 Debut Novelists of 2021.

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