Elizabeth Cook is the first of the two poets invited to read at the 4th Festival of Suffolk Poetry from among the members of Suffolk Poetry Society.
Elizabeth says of herself "Elizabeth Cook is a poet and fiction writer curious as to how the past can be met, by means of language and shared physiology. Her fiction Achilles (Methuen UK and Picador USA 2001) has had a performance life and all her work is written to be voiced. The title poem of her first collection, Bowl (Worple, 2006) was a Poem on the Underground".
We know there is more to her than that. She was writer-in-residence at St Edmundsbury Cathedral for a year and produced a long poem on St Edmunds that was released in a hand-bound book this year.
Elizabeth will be reading in the evening session, along with Gregory Warren Wilson, Nancy Mattson and Antony Johae.
We are delighted to announce that the In Conversation slot will now be a discussion between Terry Waite CBE and Lord Phillips of Sudbury. Terry Waite has recently released a book of poetry and prose Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems and Reflections, available on Amazon.
Places are still available on the workshops, although they are filling up, and tickets for the whole festival are available here: https://tickets.suffolkpoetrysociety.org.uk/?p=326
If you wish to start the day on Gregory Warren Wilson's workshop Poetry and Music, buy your tickets here.
If you prefer Antony Johae's workshop How to Get Your Poems Published, buy your tickets here.
If your workshop of choice is Derek Adam's Using Cinematic Techniques to Improve Your Poetry, buy your tickets here.