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WordWorks: Luke Wright

Pagecraft to Stagecraft - workshop with poet/performer Luke Wright

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WordWorks: Luke Wright

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22 Aug 2021, 14:00

Royal British Legion, Trevena Terrace, Newquay TR7 1LD

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Join Luke Wright for a WordWorks writing workshop exploring crafting a poem and considering delivery style, performance and stagecraft.

2pm-4pm

Age guide: 14+

Click here to find out more on Luke Wright’s performance of The Ballad Seller later in the day!

Luke Wright is a spit and sawdust wordsmith. His poems are inventive and engaging, documenting 21st century British life with wit, humanity, and panache. He performs his work with snarl and spit and he’s toured his wares around the world for 20 years.

Eschewing the formal structures of his first two collections, Wright’s latest batch of poems are splenetic and free-wheeling. They’re also his most personal writing to date. Catch him on the road as regular support act for John Cooper Clarke, or on his own headlining tour.

Wright is a Fringe First winner for new writing and The Stage award winner for acting, and in 2020 he’s touring his third verse play – The Remains of Logan Dankworth. He’s also opening for the The Libertines and finishing off a new collection for the autumn.

Luke was a founder member of poetry collective Aisle16, who in the 00’s shook up the spoken word scene, helping to kick start a British renaissance of the form. Since 2006 he’s worked primarily on his own, making ten spoken word shows and three verse plays.

The animated short films he wrote for director Jon Dunleavy were voiced by Robert Lindsay and David Soul. He’s written poetry for two documentaries on Channel 4. The Seven Ages of Love (dir. Zara Hayes) was shortlisted for a Grierson Award.

He’s written two poetry collections and his plays have been published as epic poems by Penned in the Margins. His latest pamphlet, After Engine Trouble (Rough Trade Books), won the Saboteur Award for best pamphlet in 2019. To celebrate 20 years of gigging Nymphs & Thugs put out the double album TWENTY on LP and download.

Luke is a proud patron of Bungay Library, INK Festival, Suffolk Poetry Society, Sundown Arts, and The Fisher Theatre, Bungay. He is a trustee of Norwich Arts Centre.

https://www.lukewright.co.uk/

SproutSpoken is kindly supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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