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We are pleased to announce that Jen Hadfield will also be hosting two full day poetry workshops for adults (16+) on Saturdays 23rd February & 16th March in Mareel entitled Poetry Immersion.

Jen said: “We'll discuss where a poem comes from, what it can be, and where it can take you, as you embark on experiments exploring, image, idea, sound and performance. This course offers you the opportunity to discover and/or strenghten your poetic voice in a supportive environment, with an experienced tutor.”

Writers of all levels of confidence are welcome to attend.

Jen Hadfield has published two collections of poetry with Bloodaxe Books. Her second, Nigh-No-Place, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 2007 and won the T.S.Eliot Prize for poetry in 2008. Her third, Byssus, is due to be published in early 2014. In addition to her poetry, she works as a writing tutor, a classroom assistant and a visual artist. Audio clips of her work are available at She blogs intermittently at

The cost for both days is £25 and places are limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to book a place asap via Shetland Box Office in Mareel & Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555, or online here.

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