We’re delighted that for the first time ever (as far as we know!) the York Rally will in 2018 feature a cycling poetry workshop, hosted by Bernie Cullen. Bernie was previously Director of York’s bicycle recycling charity Bikerescue, and is now Poet in Residence at the Yorkshire Arboretum.
Bernie was recently named as the overall winner of the Yorkshire Literature Festival/YorkMix.com Poetry Competition, beating over 1000 other entries to the prize. Click that link to find out more about her work, and to read her winning poem!
The day before the Rally workshop, Friday 22nd June, Bernie is running an evening Midsummer Poetry Reading at the Yorkshire Arboretum – which is near Castle Howard, north of York. The session is from 7 to 9 PM (with the gardens open from 6 PM) and any Rally-goers are welcome to book and join – just follow the link for full details.
Bernie’s poetry workshop will take place at 5PM on Saturday 23rd, in the talks text. No need to book – just turn up! It will include readings of some of Bernie’s own cycling poetry, and the opportunity to create your own. Pens and paper will be provided – just bring your imagination…
Like almost all of the activities and rides at the York Rally, entry and participation is completely free of charge! There’s free parking for day visitors too, off Knavesmire Road in York.
See here for our full list of talks and live music performances at the 2018 Rally.