Poetry

The poetry of unearthly delights

Monday June 3rd - Saturday June 8th 2019

Totleigh Barton

Expand your editorial mind and dreamer’s consciousness as a writer in response to the night, day, ghosts and gardens. Vahni Capildeo and Chris McCabe’s development of their original multimedia ‘expanded translation’ collaboration is the basis for activities that encourage your interweaving of ‘day language’ and ‘night language’. Creative prompts come from a range of writers and artists who enjoy this territory, including Nashe, Borges, Bosch, Lorca and Lowry. In the hauntingly beautiful setting of Totleigh Barton, you will explore site-specific and takeaway techniques to produce material for your own ‘Day Book’ and ‘Night Book’ by the end of the course.

Single room price: £795

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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