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Sunday in the Library
Writing Workshop with UEA lecturer Jos Smith: Writing about Urban Nature.

A workshop for young adults (aged 16 to 25): 11.00 – 13.30

“Writing well about a place often comes from looking at a place in fresh and interesting ways. This might mean going against the flow, looking up when everyone is looking down, taking time to focus on tiny details amid the hustle and bustle of city life. This might also mean trying new ways of writing, thinking outside the box and experimenting with unconventional styles. Join Jos Smith to explore how looking differently at urban nature, and writing differently about it, can produce surprising and exciting new work.”

Jos Smith is a poet and lecturer at UEA where he teaches, among other things, a module of ‘writing place’. Originally from Canterbury, he has also lived in Liverpool, Nottingham and Exeter before settling in Norwich. His essays and poetry have appeared in a range of UK journals, magazines, pamphlets, and anthologies and all explore the creative possibilities of our imaginative relationship with landscape and place. He is also the author of The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place’ and a fully paid up member of the Cloud Appreciation Society.