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Sarah Bower: Compose a Domestic Sonnet — Poetry in Lockdown

Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020

Time: 2pm 

Where: ZOOM

Cost: FREE

Suitable For: All

Join author Sarah Bower for a lighthearted workshop that will help you find inspiration in the everyday.  Participants will learn to compose a sonnet inspired by the ordinary domestic objects we’re all surrounded by in our homes.

Through this session, you will acquire a simple creative skill to build on beyond the workshop, and who knows, maybe you could be the next Shakespeare or John Donne!

No experience necessary. Clutter -for once – a positive advantage!

To join this workshop you will need writing materials and14 objects collected from around your own home.  These can be anything from wooden spoons to Dresden shepherdesses, but no family photos, sporting trophies or anything else which could identify individuals on screen please


Sarah Bower is the author of three novels and many short stories, and her work has been translated into ten languages. Her first novel, The Needle in the Blood, won the Susan Hill Award 2007 and her second,  The Book of Love, was a Toronto Globe and Mail bestseller.  She has taught creative writing at UEA, Lingnan University in Hong Kong and the Open University, where she will begin a creative and critical writing PhD in October. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, and was shortlisted for the Curtis Brown scholarship in 2001. She currently runs both the Escalator and Emerging Literary Translator mentoring schemes for the National Centre for Writing in Norwich.


The Domestic Sonnet is an adaptation of a workshop originally devised for a site-specific residency at St. Benet’s Abbey in Norfolk.



You cannot follow Sarah but she can be found in various places online
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Book this workshop by visiting its Eventbrite page here

Alternatively, email help@liveartlocal.co.uk with Culture @ Home ‘Sarah Sonnets’ in the subject heading