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FREE Family Poetry Workshop Family Poetry Workshop Free family poetry writing workshop with MK Poet Laureate, Mark Niel.

This year we're hosting our very first poetry competition to celebrate the completion of the restoration project at Great Linford Manor Park! 

We are seeking entries from 3 categories: primary (aged 5-11), secondary (aged 11-18) and adult (aged 18+). To help you prepare and gain inspiration to write a competition entry, MK Poet Laureate Mark Niel will be at Great Linford Manor Park on Wednesday 1st June 2022 to host a family-friendly poetry workshop. 

  • Take a guided walk around the newly restored Manor Park
  • Learn about different types of poetry
  • Explore the competition's theme of 'water'
  • Take part in writing exercises
  • Hear Mark Niel recite his poem 'The People's Spring' inspired by the Manor Park

The workshop is free to attend, but places are limited therefore booking is required. Please book 1 ticket per person in attendance. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

To find out more about the poetry competition, click here to visit our competition webpage.

About Mark Niel

Mark is a poet, writer and performer from Milton Keynes. He was named as Milton Keynes' first poet laureate in 2011 and had gone on to win many poetry slams. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, having worked with many local schools.  

ParkID:1908 Categories:1859,1860,6629,1866 Age:Suitable for families

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FREE Adult Poetry Workshop Adult Poetry Workshop Free poetry-writing workshop with MK Poet Laureate, Mark Niel.

This year we're hosting our very first poetry competition to celebrate the completion of the restoration project at Great Linford Manor Park! We are seeking entries from 3 categories: primary (aged 5-11), secondary (aged 11-18) and adult (aged 18+).

Would you like to write a poem but don't know where to start? 

To help you prepare and gain inspiration to write a competition entry, MK Poet Laureate Mark Niel will be at Great Linford Manor Park on Tuesday 7th June 2022 to host this adults-only poetry workshop. Along with other budding poets:

  • Take a guided walk around the newly restored Manor Park
  • Learn about different types of poetry
  • Explore the competition's theme of 'water'
  • Take part in writing exercises
  • Hear Mark Niel recite his poem 'The People's Spring' inspired by the Manor Park

The workshop is free to attend, but places are limited therefore booking is required. 

To find out more about the poetry competition, click here to visit our competition webpage.

About Mark Niel

Mark is a poet, writer and performer from Milton Keynes. He was named as Milton Keynes' first poet laureate in 2011 and had gone on to win many poetry slams. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, having worked with many local schools.  

ParkID:1908 Categories:1860,6629,1857 Age:Suitable for adults.

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