Local writers given the chance to work with prize winning poet

The Guernsey Arts Commission is giving local writers the chance to work with and learn from prize winning poet and writer Candy Neubert when she visits Guernsey later this month.

Download the timetable of events for the weekend.

The three day series of events, held under the umbrella of the Guernsey Literary Festival, will give Guernsey’s writers a chance to be involved with talks and one on one sessions with Candy over the weekend of 16th to the 18th of September.

As well as this there will be a reception and talk and a poetry reading featuring some of the writers involved in the weekend as well as Candy herself.

Candy Neubert grew up in Guernsey, published her first collection of poetry in South Africa, and now lives and writes in Devon. Her poems have won a number of prestigious literary awards, and have been chosen to appear in Rialto, Poetry Review, Poetry London, and the TLS. Her short stories have been broadcast by BBC Radio 4.

One of Candy Neubert’s poems was among the winners of the Bridport Prize in 2005, and she has worked with the Bridport organisation since then.

This event is being organised by Livia Bluecher who is a member of the Guernsey Arts Commission’s Film, Poetry & Prose Sub-Committee which organised this year’s inaugural Guernsey Literary Festival

She says: “The weekend is intended to help take your work to the next step and it will also offer an opportunity for poets and short-story writers looking for advice on submissions to competitions. Candy’s advice will be individually tailored for writers at any level and she will offer one-to-one consultations.”

The weekend will take place at Le Hurel in St Martin’s with the reception and talk taking place on Friday night and open to everyone, a dinner for all local writers on Saturday and the poetry reading again open to all on the Sunday.

To book a one on one session, if you wish to attend the reception and talk or poetry reading, or for more information, please contact Livia Bluecher at LeHurelGuernsey@gmail.com

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