POETRY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION

Writing quickly, writing genuinely

Monday June 1st - Saturday June 6th 2020

Lumb Bank

In this extraordinary course we will hope to develop a short collection in just one week. Beforehand you will be sent a small reading and writing task, so that we will hit the ground running. Drawing on a range of classic and contemporary verse, we will write new poems in each morning session, some of which will be drafted during the rest of the day. Advice will be given on strengthening new and existing poems, which you are encouraged to bring with you, and on putting them together into a coherent short collection. The course will also address fundamental principles of the practice of poetry, including form, imagery, ‘eloquent’ detail and voice; as well as finding possible ways towards publication. This will be a challenging but hugely enjoyable week, which is sure to move your writing on a long way.

Single room price: £815

 

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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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