barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Creative Horror Writing

Barber Home – online workshop

A Creative Horror Writing Workshop with Writer and Poet Adrian B. Earle


As the winter nights start to draw in, let us revel in darkness. Join spoken word artist, poet and writer Adrian B. Earle for a thrilling horror writing workshop, as he leads us into the shine-chilling and inky depths of Francisco Goya and his prints that call the Barber home.

Using words to bring fear to life we will explore the carnivalesque, upside-down world of Goya, filled with witches, ghosts, and fantastic creatures that invade the mind, nightmarish visions that symbolise a world against reason.

This workshop is free and for all levels and abilities – absolutely no prior creative writing experience needed. There will be writing exercises to get the artistic juices flowing. We look forward to bringing our collection to your place.

This event is tailored for those over 18 and hosted via Zoom.

*The workshop will explore dark themes of an adult nature which some might find upsetting.


Adrian B. Earle is a writer, poet, and media maker from Birmingham, co-founder and Previous Publishing manager of the Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal. He is Managing Director at Audio & Video Poetry Project VerseFirst Productions, where he produces the podcasts Why Poetry? and Alone Together. He is Creative Development Lead at the Poetry in Place App Overhear and a 2019 member of the Hippodrome Young Poets. Adrian’s debut pamphlet is 5000HURTS (Burning Eye Books, 2019). His Poetry Film boyshapedspace was commissioned by Rural Media for BBC New Creatives, winning joint 1st at the Newlyn PZ international Film Festival 2020, and selected for both the Zebra Film Festival 2020 and the Film and Video Poetry Symposium 2020.

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