Note: this is a digital event streaming live in the Newcastle Library and on Zoom.

It’s in the lyrics. Poetry is all around us, even if we fail to realise it – and its most permeable form is the pop song. But how do you let the words stand alone in the absence of beat and melody? And how can you marry your rhymes to rhythm? In this special workshop, poet and educator Madison Godfrey (Dress Rehearsals, How To Be Held) unpacks the relationship between poetry and pop song, how to turn your lines into hooks and make your audience stan your stanza.