Catch Your Breath: a poetry workshop at Stockton Central Library, Life of Breath

  • North East
  • libraries, literature, museums, Other
  • Life of Breath


Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU

Join North East poet Christy Ducker for a writing workshop inspired by one of our most fundamental bodily functions: breath.

We will write in response to art and ideas from around the world, thinking about breath and respiratory health in new ways. Expect to play with breath in the poetic line, and let the air into your writing!

Suitable for all abilities.

This event is free, but please ensure that you book to avoid disappointment:

The Catch Your Breath pop-up exhibition will be on display at Stockton Central Library from Monday 2 December to Monday 9 December 2019.

About Christy Ducker

Christy Ducker is a poet and teacher of creative writing. Her first full-length collection Skipper was published in 2015, and includes work commended by the Forward Prize judges. Her pamphlet Armour (2011) was a PBS Pamphlet Choice. Two further pamphlets – Heroes (2016) and Messenger(2017) – have since followed. Her commissions include residencies with Port of Tyne, English Heritage, Edinburgh Surgeons’ Hall Museum, and York University’s Centre for Immunology and Infection; she also devised and directed North East Heroes, an archives and education project funded by Arts Council England. Christy has recently been working as a research fellow on poetry and health at Newcastle University’s Institute for Creative Arts Practice.