Poetry

Seeing your poetry in the round

Monday April 22nd - Saturday April 27th 2019

Lumb Bank

This course will explore how your poetry fits into your life.  Morning workshops will help you to develop better critical perspectives on your writing, with stimulating exercises to generate new poems and hone your craft   We will also look at the contemporary poetry scene, and explore new directions you might consider. Each afternoon you’ll have time to work on your poems,  inspired by the beautiful Pennine landscape,  and we’ll be on hand to give you one-to-one support on your writing.

Whoever you are and whatever stage you’re at in your writing life, join us for a serious but hugely enjoyable week immersed in poetry.

Participants are welcome to send 2–3 poems in advance to lumbbank@arvon.org by 29 March 2019.

Single room price: £795

 

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank house

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

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

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

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.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

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.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

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.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

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

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

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

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