Short Course: Spoken Word
Exploring our histories and diving into spoken stories
The art of storytelling in poetry
Monday October 14th - Thursday October 17th 2019
Writers have been using poetry to tell stories at least since Homer, and its economy and vividness make it ideal for the purpose. This course gives you the chance to explore this exciting area, now popular again. Narrative poems can be as short as a stanza or as long as a novel, they can re-tell old stories or invent new ones, they can be as complex as a thriller or as spare and haunting as a haiku. Best of all, there are no rules, only possibilities! Suitable for anyone with an interest in poetry and a willingness to experiment.
Single room price: £560
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.
Arrive at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.
Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.
Morning workshop, one to one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner group celebratory readings.
Depart after breakfast with the group.