Poetry

How to make opposites attract within our poems

Monday July 29th - Saturday August 3rd 2019

The Hurst

For poets who feel they’ve perhaps become ‘stuck’ in one mode of writing, or in one particular subject in their poems, this course will look at how the tension caused between differing subject matters can bring a poem alive. What does it mean for a poem to combine the natural with the unnatural, the urban and the pastoral, the bodily and the intellectual, the emotional and the detached, the human and the animal? Throughout the course you will be encouraged to let your imagination fly and to write as boldy, colourfully and deeply as you dare.

Single room price: £835

 

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

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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