Thursday is National Poetry Day and, if you’re not averse to verse, there’s a special workshop at UCLan with acclaimed poet Pascale Petit.
Pascale is the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize winner and a 2015 T. S. Eliot Prize judge.
The Wild and Rural Lives of Poems workshop will be exploring how to write poetry about animals, the countryside and all things wild.
It takes place at 2-3.30pm at Harrington Building 127, University of Central Lancashire, Adelphi Street, Preston, and costs £6 for wage earners, free for students, retirees and jobseekers.
The workshop is most suitable for those who already have some writing experience.
Book at: thewildandrurallivesofpoems.eventbrite.co.uk
Later that day there’s An Evening with Pascale Petit and Friends with drinks and light snacks at 7pm-7.30pm followed by poetry readings at 7.30pm-9.45pm.
As well as Pascale, there will be contributions from Will Daunt, Alan Dent, Lindsey Mansfield Holland and Maria Isakova-Bennett
The event is part of a two-week celebration of poetry in Preston.
The readings are at the Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Greenbank Building, UCLan, Victoria Street, Preston. Price £3 entry (waged); free for unwaged.
You can book at: www.aneveningwithpascalepetit.eventbrite.co.uk
The event is sponsored by Preston Cultural Framework and UCLan.