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12th May – In Your Own Words: Writing Workshop

Nick Jarvis and Mac Dunlop looking pensive

A one-day writing course with

NICK JARVIS
&
MAC DUNLOP

In this practical one day workshop, the Falmouth poet  Nick Jarvis – whose work has been showcased at Port Eliot, Telltales and The Night is Red here at the Poly – will lead this workshop alongside Mac Dunlop – the Caravanserai Project Writer and performer.  Together they will guide participants through some innovative approaches to inspiration and narrative.

Expect fun, thought provoking, writing warm ups, followed by a seminar session focusing on teasing stories out of the everyday.

We will take a look at how rules, structure and form can literally become sources of inspiration – not to mention how they can help to beat that infamous ‘writer’s block’.

The day will conclude with an optional ‘Recording Your Own Words’ session – an introduction to spoken word reading, performing and listening skills that can add to developing your written work. (And don’t worry, if you don’t want to read out your own work, that’s absolutely fine!)

To book a place go to The Poly Website, phone 01326 319461, or drop in to the box office (Mon-Sat, 10-4).

For more info, please leave a comment below or send an email to nick_jarvis2@yahoo.co.uk

27th April – Falmouth – Telltales Presents: ‘Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think of You’

The first event in the new Telltales Presents series is Molly Naylor’s critically acclaimed solo show ‘Whenever I get blown up I think of you’, showing at The Poly, Falmouth, on 27th April, with support by Nick Jarvis.

Molly Naylor 'Whenever I get blown up I think of you' Poster

‘I loved WHENEVER I GET BLOWN UP I THINK OF YOU. It’s funny, lyrical, and sad, and above all it does what all the best writing does – makes you tilt your head to one side and look at the world in a slightly different way.’

Jonathan Coe

‘The writing is urgent, edgy, the poetry of young urban Britain’ 

The Independent

How does it feel to have your world blown apart? Britain is booming and Molly moves to London from deepest Cornwall full of naive dreams, high hopes and on a quest to make her life just like the movies. Then on 7/7/2005, she finds herself on a tube blown up by terrorists and her life is forced to take a different direction. Funny, frank and poetic; this is the true story of what happened next and how we put things back together after they’ve been blown apart.

Molly Naylor will be supported by  Nick Jarvis, who will be taking to the stage to begin the evening with a lively selection of “sharp, smart and insightful poems.”

Tickets are just £8/ £6 concessions and are available from The Poly website, box office, or by calling 01326 319461.