Meet our Walking on Wyre workshop tutors
Sarah Hymas is a poet and collaborator. Her writing has appeared in print, multimedia exhibits, dance videos, lyrics, pyrotechnical installations, on stage and as an improvised opera. She has performed with a musician, singer and other writers. Host, her poetry collection, is published by Waterloo Press (2010). Her artist’s booklet Lune (2013) was runner-up in the Sabotage Awards and featured in The Guardian Books Blog as an excellent example of the form. Her next collection Speaking Salt Truth is underway. She is a Hawthornden Fellow. www.sarahhymas.net
Rachel McGladdery is a poet living in rural Lancashire with her 4 children, 2 cats, one dog and a goldfish. She is published in magazines, online publications and anthologies, most recently, ‘Best of Manchester Poets 3’, ‘Estuary, a confluence of Art and Poetry’ and ‘Sculpted, Poetry of the North West’. Equally at home on the page or the stage, she is a member of North West poets and writes in a variety of styles, from political rants, through confessional and sometimes unsettling performance poems, to lyrical observation. Rachel was winner of the Liverpool Lennon Performance Poetry prize in 2010.
Norman Hadley is a stanza-wrangler with five poetry collections under his belt, the most recent being “A Silence Black as Milk”. He’s not ashamed to be called a nature poet, noting that all poems are about the nature of things.
Lara Clayton works as a poetry editor for The Missing Slate magazine. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and has performed and taught poetry across the Lancashire region.
Shaun Brookes is a poet, journalist and teacher from Blackpool. He has worked as a football correspondent, newsagent and a call centre battery chicken before opting to turn his hand to teaching- something he now does in workshops and schools across the North West.
Adele Robinson is a Lancaster University graduate living in Thornton Cleveleys. Published in several anthologies, Adele writes poetry, stories and songs. As current Wyre Poet in Residence, she is keen to help people from the region to become involved with their beautiful countryside in a creative way and is project managing Walking on Wyre. She is a member of Lancashire Dead Good Poets’ Society, a group of local writers, providing a performance platform and funding for local writers and poets.
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