Amanda Garrie delivers poetry writing workshops

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares the success of University of Portsmouth Creative Writing PhD student who is delivering poetry writing workshops for the Portsmouth community.

Amanda Garrie, a PhD student in Creative Writing and part-time lecturer, was appointed as Poet in Residence for Portsmouth City Council, Library and Archives Service in January 2018. This was initially for a three month term but the post has twice been extended and now runs into the summer. It is a funded position, part of Portsmouth City of Stories, courtesy of Arts Council England (ACE).

With ongoing access to the city archives, including the locked repository, Amanda has been running poetry writing workshops based on the materials she has found. Some of these have been with youth groups, in and around the city, and others open to the public.

More events are planned for the near future, including one on Saturday, 8th June 2019.  Please contact her directly, for further details at

She is also programmed to deliver a series of workshops, for the City of Stories Short Story Competition, annual prize: £500. Being a founder member of T’Articulation, a Portsmouth based 60 strong spoken-word troupe that includes staff members and students, fills any gaps in her time.

Details of those events, including open mic opportunities, can be found at the T’Articulation Facebook page.

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