Last week, the Cosin’s Library Project launched a series of free, online workshops, allowing people to learn more about one of the oldest public libraries in North East England.
Our doors may be closed right now, but there are other ways to experience Cosin’s Library! We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be running online workshops from May to October 2021. These free sessions will be hosted by an incredible group of artists, writers, musicians and actors, enabling participants to delve into a range of topics around the library’s history and its contents. Ranging from poetry and quilting, to Shakespeare and zine-making, there’s truly something for everyone and we can’t wait to see you at one of our events soon.
The next workshop, entitled Poetry and purpose in historic collections, will be hosted by playwright and poet, Liz Mytton. Finding inspiration in the collections in Cosin’s Library, participants will have the opportunity to create ‘found poetry’, sestinas and haiku.
This workshop will be held on Saturday 29 May from 10am-1.15pm (BST) via Zoom. Attendance is free but if you’d like to attend we ask that you register via Eventbrite here.
A full list of the workshops can be found below:
- Folios and sonnets: Creative writing workshop (May 15)
- Poetry and purpose in historic collections: Poetry workshop (May 27)
- A taste of hand-quilting (June 5 and June 19)
- Creative bookmaking (July 3 and July 17)
- All the world’s a stage: Bringing Shakespeare’s First Folio to life (July 31 and August 14)
- “I can read you like a book…’ (August 28)
- Sick of screens? Let’s make zines (September 11)
- Music in the stacks (25 September and 26 September)
To learn more about our event programme and to signup to any of our workshops, visit the What’s on page.