Poetry

New ways into poems

Monday December 2nd - Saturday December 7th 2019

Lumb Bank

Where do you get your ideas from? Lucille Clifton wrote that poems “come out of wonder, not out of knowing.” This week we’ll try to re-ignite your sense of wonder with unusual prompts, starting points and writing challenges. Whether translating from languages you don’t know, experimenting with nonsense or participating in surrealist games, you can expect to surprise yourself and generate lots of new work. A rich mix of reading, writing and conversation – in a friendly and supportive environment – will give you a range of skills and techniques to take away with you.

Single room price: £795
Shared room price: £745

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowners house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland with breathtaking views to the valley below.

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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