Friday, 19 August 2022

Oxford poet’s coming to share her insights

OXFORD poet Jenny Lewis is to tutor a poetry workshop near Henley on Saturday, July 11.

OXFORD poet Jenny Lewis is to tutor a poetry workshop near Henley on Saturday, July 11.

Organised by Henley’s Free Range Poets, everyone interested in writing poetry is welcome — be they a beginner or more experienced. The workshop promises to be fun, friendly and fascinating

“Whether you write for publication or for pleasure, every day or once in a while, this workshop is for you,” says Bridget Fraser of the Free Range Poets.

“Jenny Lewis has led a workshop for us before and is back by popular demand. Don’t be shy — join in and amaze yourself!”

The Free Range Poets meet monthly at Hambleden (formerly at Barn Galleries) to workshop their own writing. Some are published poets, some are not.

New members are always very welcome.

Jenny Lewis trained as a painter at the Ruskin School of Art before reading English at Oxford and gaining an MPhil in Poetry from the University of South Wales.

She now teaches poetry at Oxford and is a core writing tutor at the city’s Pegasus Theatre. She is also studying for a PhD at Goldsmiths College and working on a new version of The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Tickets for the July 11 workshop at Hambleden are £20. Those attending are also asked to bring something simple to share for lunch.

For further details email or call Bridget Fraser on 01491 579989.

l Fans of new World War Two-set ITV drama Home Fires have the chance to meet the author whose work inspired the series.

On Tuesday (June 16) Julie Summers will be discussing her book Jambusters at the Watermill Book Club at the West Berkshire Playhouse in Newbury.

The session starts at 1.30pm Tickets are £6. For further details or to book a place, call 01635 46044 or visit

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