Open Eye Gallery: Poetry Bookmaking Workshops

Open Eye Gallery: Poetry Bookmaking Workshops

Open Eye Gallery: Poetry Bookmaking Workshops

Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Date(s): 6.3.17
Time(s): 14:00 - 15:30


6 MARCH 2017

Monday 6 March / 2pm-3.30pm / Free / Booking Required

Inspired by some of the photographs in the exhibition, ‘North: Identity, Photography, Fashion’, work with artist and poet Maria Isakova Bennett to create a unique lotus book containing a new poem which you will draft during the first session.

Two linked workshops will mean that during the second session you will complete your final draft of your poem and bind it in the covers you will make in the workshop.

Sessions will run:

Mon 6th March, 2pm-3.30pm

Mon 13th March, 2pm-3.30pm

The event is suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, and for poets who are interested in creating their own books to contain their work.

The event is free, however booking is required. Reserve your place at Open Eye Gallery; call +44 (0)151 236 6768 or email

Maria Isakova Bennett

Maria has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and postgraduate qualifications in Fine Art and Art History.

She has taught art and creative writing in a number of settings, has been widely published, wrote and performed The Ferry on the Mersey in partnership with the BBC, as their Merseyside poet for the 2016 National Poetry Day festival (, and has been shortlisted and placed in several International Competitions including Bridport, Cinnamon Prizes, and Mslexia. Maria was awarded first prize in the Ver Open Poetry Award judged by Clare Pollard. She collaborates with poet Michael Brown on projects in galleries on Merseyside, and works alongside poet Pauline Rowe on creative writing projects as part of Mersey Care.