Going on a Journey: The Poetry Train Workshop with Hannah Jane Walker

Date: 05/04/2014 Times: 10.00am-4pm Prices: £60 or £180/£150 as part of the Series Location: Norwich Rail Station

Try new things with your poetry on this special Poetry Train workshop.

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Do you find train journeys curiously inspiring?

Are you eager to try new things with your poetry?

You’re invited to join Hannah Jane Walker, poet, performer and theatre maker, for a day of locomotive inspired writing.

About the Poetry Workshop

This is sure to be unlike any poetry workshop you’ve previously attended – you’ll spend the day travelling on modern trains between Norwich and Sheringham and have a short trip on a steam train too. The day will be all about creating new work, and experimenting with what you can produce on the move.   

Hannah will give you a series of structured exercises which will help you create new material. You’ll produce work inspired by landscapes, literal and metaphorical reflections, leaving and arriving, everyday detail and overheard conversations. The focus of the workshop will be taking inspiration from your surrounding. You will therefore be spending time learning to observe and record, and use automatic writing to see what can be created unconsciously.

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About Hannah Jane Walker

Hannah is an experienced poet, performer and theatre maker who has performed her work internationally. Her shows have received four star reviews from The Guardian, Time Out and The Scotsman, and her first two poetry shows have been published by Oberon. She has had a poetry intro published by Nasty Little Press, and has written for The Guardian and Radio 4. She is passionate about engaging people with poetry, and using poetry to have conversations and engage with the world.

Visit Hannah’s website.

Follow Hannah on Twitter @HanWalker

Further Workshop Details

A full schedule will be sent to participants in advance of the day.

Please note that the ticket price includes all train travel but excludes lunch and refreshments.

Some of this workshop involves walking outside for short periods of time. If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns about mobility for the train or journeys made as part of this day please let us know.

Please bring
Your notebook and pen
Warm clothes, footwear suitable for walking and umbrella in case of bad weather
Lunch and drinks. We will eat lunch on the train.


Intermediate and advanced poets. This workshop is also suitable for performance poets and live literature artists, though it is focused solely on writing and will not include performance elements.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

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