When: 10.07.2019 to 12.07.2019
Lecturer and poet Neil Rollinson will be Places of Poetry’s poet-in-residence at the Roman Baths in Bath (Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th July). Entering the Baths is like stepping back in time. Mist hovers above the hot water; honey coloured columns surround the bath – if it wasn’t for the electric lights you might have slipped back 1600 years.
Neil will be running workshops for groups within the community. He will be working with Genesis Trust an organisation that supports homeless and vulnerable people and also the Writing Space group which aims to create a safe, fun place for anyone to have a go at writing. Neil will also be at the Baths for a public event on Friday 12th July: Rhyming Roman Baths. (Normal entrance fee applies). He will be joined by poet and broadcaster Paul Farley. The event runs between 6pm - 8pm. Participants get to roam the musuesm on the hunt for specific words which can then be turned into a peom with the help and guidance of Neil and Paul.
A brief bio of Neil. Neil Rollinson has published three collections: A Spillage of Mercury (1996), Spanish Fly (2001), Demolition (2007), and Talking Dead (2015). He is a winner of the National Poetry Competition (1997) and received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors. Until recently he taught creative writing at Bath Spa University.
Photo of Neil c Kaye Mitchell 2013