Wednesday WORD!s with George Szirtes

  • This PAST event happened on: Wed, Nov 9, 2022

  • Venue:Online
  • Time:10.30
  • Cost:Free

  • This week's Wednesday WORD!s will run from 10.30am-12pm and be led by poet, memorist and translator, George Szirtes.
    To get involved email [email protected] and we'll say hello and send you a free login. Sessions are run on an inclusive basis. Please get in touch if you have any access needs.

    About the

    Facilitator: Poet, translator, biographer and former Man Booker International, Judge - George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest, and came to England following the Hungarian Uprising in 1956. His many awards  include: the Faber, T S Eliot and International Man Booker Translators' Prize (twice). 

    “Szirtes is increasingly revealed as a major English poet - one of those in whom insight and technique combine to focus more and more productively as the years go by.” - Hugh Macpherson, Poetry Review


    About Wednesday WORD!s 

    Wednesday WORD!s is a weekly online workshop, open to all and running every Wednesday, 10.30-12pm. Curated by Creative Director, Lydia Towsey, sessions are facilitated in collaboration with a range of regular and/or guest writers and aim to support the health, wellbeing, community, artistic and holistic development of participating writers. 

    Previous and current guests have included: John Hegley, Rob Gee, Mellow Baku, Hannah Lowe, Panya Banjoko, George Szirtes, Marvin Thompson, Rishi Dastidar and Leo Boix, amongst other facilitating artists. Wednesday WORD!s are currently enabled via the support of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. With thanks to our partners at BrightSparks Arts for Zoom platform hosting.