Helen Mort

Event Sponsored by
University of Cumbria

Helen Mort


‘Where am I? Writing Place, Placing Writing.’

In this creative writing workshop, we'll consider how place can be more than a setting in poetry and fiction. Landscapes can be characters, points of departure and return, sources of inspiration, essential and unknown. Come prepared to think about where you're from, where you love and where you're going. The focus of the workshop will be on writing poems but it will accommodate all levels of experience.

Helen Mort has published two poetry collections with Chatto & Windus, Division Street and No Map Could Show Them. She won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection. Her novel Black Car Burning was published in 2019. She has taught creative writing for The Open University and was a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds. She received the Andrew Waterhouse Prize at the Northern Writers Awards in 2018.


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Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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