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GOBS Collective Love Poetry Workshops at Nottingham Central Library

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Selected dates in February 2024
Nottingham Central Library
£10 tickets | £7 concessions

Get your Valentine's Day poetry ready with help from Gobs Collective's Bridie Squires and Ben Macpherson as they explore the concept of love through relaxed creative writing sessions.


Workshop with Bridie Squires:
Friday 9 February | 1pm to 3pm

Bridie Squires is a poet, playwright, producer and performance artist from Nottingham. Previously journalist and editor at LeftLion Magazine, she was appointed Nottingham Trent University's first Writer in Residence in 2019, and founded Nottingham spoken-word collective GOBS in 2020.

Bridie was Producer for Nottingham Poetry Festival and Young Creative Awards, and is Production Manager at British Gestalt Journal. A Mouthy Poets alumnus, she has performed her poetry in Southbank Centre, London, Badisches Staatstheatre, Karlsruhe, and We Out Here Festival, Cambridge.

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Workshop with Ben Macpherson:
Monday 12 February | 5pm to 7pm

Ben is a Nottingham based writer and performer whose work is filled with playfulness. He is the keeper of SMUT! The Verbal Burlesque, a night celebrating love sex and identity and he's also one of the directors of Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Ben has lead writing workshops for people of all ages, creating safe, enjoyable and judgement free spaces to explore new ideas and hone existing work. He has performed around the country including at the Edinburgh Fringe where he was a recipient of a Keep It Fringe Fund bursary in 2023. His first book was published in 2023 by Big White Shed.

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