PROSE POETRY

A week of formal and narrative play

Monday October 19th - Saturday October 24th 2020

Lumb Bank

What is prose poetry? Why is it resurfacing now as a popular mode of writing? What are the ways into writing in this innovative form? We will cover topics such as starting points for the prose poem and the notoriously tricky subject of editing. By discussing various historical and contemporary examples of the prose poem, we will not attempt to pin it down but to simply enable writers to explore its many manifestations, to develop their own work and share its delights with others. This course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers, and for those coming from either poetry or prose backgrounds. As well as the workshops and one-to-one tutorials, there will be plenty of space to write and play with the creative possibilities that prose poetry offers.

Single room price: £815

 

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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