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Workshop/Course, Sat 30 Sep 2017

Kick That Writer's Block with Matt Abbott

Kick That Writer's Block with Matt Abbott


The Hepworth Wakefield

01924 247360


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Poet Matt Abbott guides you through a wide range of literary devices and prompts to dismantle the writing process behind poetry and create manageable building blocks, tailored to your individual style. Working through a series of stages, you will build a new poem. Suitable for writers at all levels.

Part of our Wakefield LitFest Programme.


Wakefield-born Matt Abbott is a rising star on the UK's flourishing spoken word scene. Having received 5* reviews for his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show Matt Abbott is Skint & Demoralised, he returns to the festival this summer with a full run of Two Little Ducks at Underbelly Cowgate. He fuses socio-political commentary with kitchen sink realism, and presents his work in a uniquely engaging and accessible manner.

After touring the UK with acts including Paul Weller, Sleaford Mods, Ken Loach and Sara Pascoe last year, and also starring in Nationwide Building Society's national TV ad campaign, Matt Abbott is well on his way to establishing himself amongst the leading generation of contemporary poets. In 2013 he co-founded A Firm Of Poets, and in 2015 he formed spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Sep 2017 13:00 to 16:30


£25 / Members £18.75

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis.

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The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.

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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed