The Poetry of Amulets

Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival

Summerhall - Histology Lab

Spoken Word

"To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden." - Robert Louis Stevenson

How might we use poems - those we love and those we write - to make charms and amulets to guide and protect us? Join poet Liz Berry to read, write and use craft (of all kinds!) to create your own poetic charms.

Berry's first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian), received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. Her new pamphlet The Dereliction, a collaboration with artist Tom Hicks, will be published by Hercules Editions this autumn.

Writers of all stages are welcome at this playful, nurturing workshop.

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