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For those interested in depicting characters and personalities in poetry, writing in the second and third person. Use friends, family, lovers, strangers, objects and emotions to inject verve and versatility into your writing.
A practice-based, interactive, creative-writing course aimed at offering upper primary, secondary teachers and those working in education the opportunity to develop their own writing and develop workshop techniques. Using creativity, play, curiosity and discovery, the course will leave participants ‘fuelled up tooled up, and fluid.’
For all interested in exploring new avenues into unlocking creativity and shaping with attention to poetic craft and technique. Find and develop your own poetic voice. (Optional early evening meditation takes participants to a place of inner silence and stillness).
For the complete novice, those put off poetry at school or those who just want to have a go. Using guided exercises, the course explores a range of form and subject matter to help you shape and write poems with confidence. Arrive, a poetry virgin – leave, an emerging poet.
For anyone interested in bringing more musicality to their dramatic writing from musical theatre style songs, to underscoring to ambient sound. The course comes with a resident pianist able to play and arrange that song in your head.
In its earliest form, a poem was a ‘thing made or created’. This course concentrates on the making of new work and its presentation. Using prompts of all kinds including the beautiful surroundings of Garsdale, you’ll sharpen your technique, liberate your voice and enjoy the buzz of creating new poems.
For those keen to explore the connection between their writing and performance voice. Using a range of writing, vocal and physical exercises, create new pieces of poetry and spoken word, aiming to compose ‘not on the page,’ as Ferlinghetti said but, ‘on the tongue.’
For anyone committed to a long-form prose project who needs the opportunity, time and space to progress their work. In addition to individual tutorials, there will be daily writing workshops to guide your practice.
For both new and experienced poets, drawing inspiration from the inner landscape of memory and the stunning dales surrounding the retreat. Explore the craft and mystery of writing poetry through workshops, readings and one-to-one tutorials.