Prize-winning poet Katrina Naomi will be discussing how she uses memory in her writing, including her latest collection of poetry The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (published by Seren in 2016). She will consider the ethics of writing about other people and examine how far we need to stay true to our memories in the search for a good piece of writing, be that a poem, story or novel. She will also look at combining memory with art as an inspiration for writing. The talk will feature poetry readings and time for questions and discussion with the audience, and will take place in the evocative atmosphere of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, with time to explore the collections and memories held in its exhibitions.
Katrina Naomi’s poetry has appeared in The TLS, The Spectator and The Poetry Review, and has been broadcast on Radio 4. Previous publications include: Hooligans (Rack Press, 2015), The Girl with the Cactus Handshake (Templar Poetry), Charlotte Brönte’s Corset (Brönte Society), and Lunch at the Elephant and Castle (Templar Poetry). Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, is a Hawthornden Fellow, and a freelance tutor for Falmouth University and the Poetry School.
Cost: £5.00 including entrance to the gallery
Booking essential – please phone Penlee House on 01736 363625