Black Country Geopoetry Workshop
- Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
- Thursday 15 April 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Aerona Moore, Learning and Public Engagement Manager at the Lapworth Museum of Geology
Black Country Geopoetry - A Creative Writing Workshop
Join R. M. Francis, poet in residence for the Black Country Geological Society, for this exciting poetry workshop. Using fossils from the Lapworth Museum's fantastic collections, we will explore how our geological heritage offers innovative routes to thinking about place, community and culture. You will be guided through a series of writing exercises that focus on geological language, method and observation, investigating the special, unusual and overlooked wonders that have been unearthed in the Black Country and find a new home in the museum. This will be a celebration of poetry and the Earth Sciences, and a fanfare for the important work of the Lapworth Museum and the Black Country Geopark.
R. M. Francis is a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. He is the author of five poetry pamphlet collections. His novel, Bella, was published with Wild Pressed Books and his collection of poems, Subsidence, is out with Smokestack Books. In 2019 he was the inaugural David Bradshaw Writer in Residence at the University of Oxford, and is currently the Poet in Residence for the Black Country Geological Society.
Before registering, please read the Lapworth Museum's information on 'Virtual Workshops: Guidance and Code of Conduct'.
Please note: There is no charge for this online event.