Winter Warmer: Poetry

The poetry workout

February 25th - March 2nd 2019

Totleigh Barton

Aimed at poets of every level, this course will stimulate fresh work and encourage you to share it. Bring your notebooks and writing tools to explore the many ways poetry can bear witness to stories, politics, geographies and emotions in these turbulent times. You may have projects on the go or new ideas for poems that need a kick-start. As tutors we will suit the course to the individual needs of the participants. Come prepared to write, to be open to techniques, forms and approaches new and traditional.

Single room price: £795 
Shared room price: £745

COURSE TUTORS

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

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

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.

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.

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.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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