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This is a Tutored Retreat/Advanced Course for those with experience in lyric writing and composition but who wish to deepen and extend the range of their writing/composition. The course will involve a significant element of performance with newly created work being presented and performed each evening.
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.
Poets have always used encounters with things to inspire their writing.Come prepared to be immersed in reading and writing poetry! This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers.
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 less experienced or even 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.
Develop and hone the art and craft of performance poetry with Lemn Sissay. ‘Let there be voice!’ is open to seasoned performers as well as those just starting to find their poetic voice.
Whatever your age, background or life, as Johnson puts in Rasselas, “To a poet nothing can be useless”: Duhig can help you identify and get the best out of your experience so you can write to the best of your ability.
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.