What stories can we tell about the people who make us into poets? Book in for our free one-day symposium on poetry and mentoring, share in new research about the history of mentoring and creative practice, and celebrate the anthology launch of young poets mentored through an innovative new scheme.

Contributors include

Romalyn Ante, Dzifa Benson, Aviva Dautch, Sandeep Parmar, Caleb Parkin and J.T. Welsch.

This event is jointly organised by Winchester Poetry Festival, ArtfulScribe, and Professor Will May (University of Southampton) as part of the AHRC Invisible Mentors project.

Running Time

9.30am to 4pm.

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9.30 Registration
9.50 Welcome
10.00 Rewriting the story - Professor Sandeep Parmar and Dzifa Benson on the Ledbury Emerging Critics Programme 
11.00 Panel 1: Mentoring and the Contemporary Poetry Ecology 
12.00 Break
12.15 Panel 2: Poets Take Flight
13.15 Lunch break
14.00 Panel 3: Mapping, Making, Measuring, Mentoring 
15.00 Poetry Ambassadors showcase
16.00 Close