About the Exploring Poetry course
This day will offer participants an opportunity to take some breathing space from the busy business of everyday life.
Whether you are a poet wanting to carve out an opportunity to draw inspiration or a poetry enthusiast wanting to be immersed in creativity, this ‘exploring poetry’ day offers poetic food for thought.
Our time will be punctuated by poetry reading and space for reflection.
If you’re a writer there will be time within the programme to attend to your own writing, and if you don’t think you’re writer, you might discover you are (or you can use the reflection times to pause and attend to your own thoughts).
The poetry being explored during the day will be drawn from Ruth Wells’s own work, alongside others, and have a focus around the intersection of theology and poetry – you definitely don’t have to be a theology expert to take part though!
About the course leader
The Revd Ruth Wells is a fledgling poet, feminist, mother, ordained Anglican Deacon, and lover of trashy TV. She is particularly interested in the way poetry connects heart and head and brings a challenge to conventional academia and theology. After a period of writing and performing her poetry, this day is a first attempt at getting some of her material read more widely, and of pushing herself to be brave enough to share!