literature & poetry

Chen Chen Poetry Masterclass: Self-Portraits

Part of Poetry International

How do you describe, name and transform the self in poetry? Find out in a workshop with the Chinese American poet.

Chen Chen’s debut collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, was longlisted for the National Book Award in the US and won the A Poulin, Jr Poetry Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) New Writers Award, the Texas Book Award for Poetry, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.

The book was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and named a Stonewall Honor Book.

His work has been widely acclaimed in the US, with Poets & Writers Magazine featuring him in their Inspiration Issue as one of ‘Ten Poets Who Will Change the World’.

Dates & times

19 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue Side


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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