POETRY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION

Training your poems to work together

Monday April 20th - Saturday April 25th 2020

Totleigh Barton

If you’ve been writing for a while and have built up a substantial body of work, you’re no doubt asking yourself what your poems might add up to if you gather them into one manuscript. What makes for a successful, cohesive collection? How do you select and order your poems in your own unique way? Learn to become your best self-editor and develop your creative, critical confidence through the week. Using inspirational and playful strategies and technical as well as creative exercises, we’ll look at ways of identifying your key themes, narrative threads, preoccupations, strengths and weaknesses – and gaps to fill. Be prepared to write bold, fresh work and to be surprised by new poems that find you just when you least expect them.

Single room price: £815

 

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

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.

NEED SOME HELP?

RELATED COURSES AND RETREATS

See all Courses & Retreats

This website uses cookies to give you the best experience. Agree by clicking the 'Accept' button.