Katie Hale

Poetry: Wonder & Whimsy

Poetry can be factually true, but it can also be imaginatively and emotionally true, and there can be real power in creating alternative versions of events. This is a workshop exploring the ‘what if’ in poetry. You’ll be encouraged to daydream, to step aside from the busyness of everyday life, and indulge curiosity, wonder, and a touch of the whimsical.

Katie Hale is the author of two novels, The Edge of Solitude and My Name is Monster, and won a 2021 Northern Debut Award for her poetry collection, White Ghosts. She is a MacDowell Fellow, and winner of the Gulliver Travel Grant, Palette Poetry Prize, and Northern Writers’ Award. She also mentors emerging writers through the Writing Squad.

There will be a 15  minute break during the workshop


  • Sunday, 9th June
  • 2:30pm
  • Lamont Robinson Room
  • £20.00