Creative Reading Writing Series

Led by the University of Worcester Creative Writing team, these seminars offer a showcase for writers to share their work and explore the writing process.  Places are free of charge and sessions are 'drop-in' -  no need to book!  Please email r.stacey@worc.ac.uk for more information.

8th November - Oz Hardwick and Katy Wareham Morris - 6:30pm - Free Entry

Her latest collection, Violet existence, was published in 2022 by Broken Sleep Books. ‘Wareham Morris explores the world through other eyes, always bold in her use of form, creating high voltage, daring poetry.’

Working Class Voodoo, published by ORB in 2018, was a selection of Bobby’s best work from the last few years, continuing in the strange, raw, autobiographical vein for which is he known.  Parker’s latest collection, Honey Monster, was published by Broken Sleep Books 2022. In Honey Monster Bobby Parker uproots the confessional tradition and plants it on a British council estate. Masochistic, impolite and painfully uncomfortable, Parker writes in first person about his childhood, unafraid to show his scars, revelling in dark moments, as if bringing them to light will bring closure. Parker is a martyr to the page, writing as if nothing mattered more, with electricity in every phrase. "Highly recommend Bobby Parker's Honey Monster, I love how it twists and turns from sharp and savage to brutal and beautiful with a gentle deft skill, caustic observation and vivid truth. This is a heroic and miraculous book, it is an instant 2020s cult classic."- Salena Godden

12th December - Powerless Rangers Book Launch - 6:30pm - Free entry

“The poems in Powerless Rangers enchant through their spoken power. They are clear-eyed about what makes us who we are and show true strength through their openness, compassion, and self-knowledge. The humour, language, and energy will win over readers and audiences alike.” David Morley