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Micro Poetry & Text Art

29 April @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this Event

Small poems are often overlooked, but always ignite an appreciation of the form whilst encouraging new writing habits in new and established writers.

Join Andrew Shaw for a 2-hour poetry session where you will explore concepts, the process of distillation and sequencing of minimalist poetry. Examine your own methods, experiment with your own themes and poetic totems whilst having a deliverable piece by the end of the session.

Throughout this 2 hour session, you will…

  • Explore the ‘best ofs’ from established writers
  • Discuss themes that can provide sequential minimalist work
  • Write your own piece during the two-hour timeframe
  • Discover the art of ‘cutting the crap’ which is an element of writing that can trouble many writers.

About Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw was raised in Nottingham and was first published in Poetry Nottingham International. Since then he worked as the poet in residence at the Swan Theatre in Worcester. For 14 years, he lived in New Zealand the USA, working as an editor in chief, creative writer, artist and satirist. He is widely published in literary journals and has a number of chapbooks and full-length collections.

Book your place

Tickets cost £13 for NWS members and £16 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others. A link will be sent to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


29 April
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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