Poetry

Grand designs

Monday August 26th - Saturday August 31st 2019

The Hurst

What’s new in poetic form? Whether reinventions of the traditional or innovations driven by the times, we’ll be testing the structural aspects of contemporary poems and trying fresh approaches for ourselves. Does the content guide the form or vice versa? You’ll be encouraged to examine your own formal practice and to strike out in new directions, with a focus on critiquing your own poems and generating new drafts through innovative writing exercises.

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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