POETRY SHORT COURSE

Waking up your poems

Friday October 2nd - Sunday October 4th 2020

The Hurst

Is your notebook full of uncompleted and abandoned poems? Are you constantly re-writing the same default poem? This course aims to provide different stimuli and strategies for pushing past blocks, managing complex ideas and staying with the poem even when it feels uncomfortable. Aimed at beginning and intermediate poets, we will revitalise our work as well as kick-start new ones. Come armed with those ready-made ingredients like a notebook of drafts, work-in-progress and exploratory themes. This workshop is ideal for anyone who is keen to step out of their comfort zone to make fresh and original poems.

Single room price: £540

 

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst front

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

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Friday

Arrive at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.

Course participants working collaboratively during a radio course at Lumb Bank

Saturday

Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Sunday

One to one tutorials and time to write in the morning, lunch and celebratory readings. Departures by 3.30pm.

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