01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Online workshop: Writing text for music, Helen Mort

Two online workshops for £20
Thursday 4 March & Thursday 11 March, 7pm-8.30pm

When the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, it provoked debate: are song lyrics poetry? What makes a text for music different from a text intended to be read without accompaniment?

In these workshops with poet and fiction writer Helen Mort, we’ll look at techniques for effective lyric writing, creating words for music, the borders between song and poetry and how to blur them. We will focus on prompts to inspire new writing and workshop writing-in-progress.

Helen Mort is an award-winning author and poet based in Sheffield. She has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Costa Prize and won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize in 2015. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she has taught creative writing for over 10 years and is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

NOTE: These workshops are being organised for HLF by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF) and the booking button will take you to an external booking page.

 

 

 

 

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When the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, it provoked debate: are song lyrics poetry? What makes a text for music different from a text intended to be read without accompaniment?

In these workshops with poet and fiction writer Helen Mort, we’ll look at techniques for effective lyric writing, creating words for music, the borders between song and poetry and how to blur them. We will focus on prompts to inspire new writing and workshop writing-in-progress.

Helen Mort is an award-winning author based in Sheffield. She has published two poetry collections (Division Street, 2013 and No Map Could Show Them, 2016), a debut novel (Black Car Burning, 2019), a short story collection (Exire, 2019) and she also writes drama and creative non fiction. She has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Costa Prize and won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize in 2015. She appears regularly on BBC radio and sometimes on TV. She has taught creative writing for over 10 years and is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She also offers freelance mentoring and runs workshops. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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