Hi All – below is a draft timetable for the residential poetry course that I will be running with Jennifer Copley in Grange over Sands at Abbot Hall Hotel from the 30th March to the 3rd April. There are only two places left now – so please contact the hotel if you would like to book 015395 32896 or have a look at the hotel website at http://www.christianguild.co.uk/show-holidays.php £370 includes accommodation for the week, breakfast and three course dinner, mid-morning tea/coffee break and all tuition.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Monday 30th March 3pm-5pm –Workshop with Jennifer Copley and Kim Moore
Narrative in Poetry
During this workshop we will read and discuss some well-known and not so well-known narrative poems, before we have a go at writing our own.
8pm – Evening Reading in the lounge
Bring a favourite poem to share with the group, written by somebody else.
Tuesday 31st March
10am-1pm – Morning Workshop with Jennifer Copley
Using a playful approach to writing, Jenny will guide you through a morning of fun and creativity. By the end of the session you will have a clutch of poems inspired by board games, photographs and mystery objects!
3pm-5pm – Afternoon Workshop with Kim Moore
During this workshop we will look at the great tradition of transformation in poetry – using Ovid as our touchstone, we will explore how poets have responded to this myth and how we can make it new.
8pm – Poetry Reading in the Lounge with Kim Moore and Jennifer Copley
Wednesday 1th April
10am-1pm Morning Workshop with Kim Moore
Fencing in Our Poems
During this workshop we will explore how we can use structure and traditional form to harness our narratives. How can we use form to reflect and enhance the content of our poems?
3pm-5pm – Afternoon Workshop with Jennifer Copley
Once Upon A Time
During this workshop you will write your own fairy story using all the tricks of the trade. You’ll need a villain, a hero and possibly a princess! In the second half of this workshop we will be looking at how we can use biblical stories in our work.
8pm – Poetry Reading in the lounge with two Mystery Guests
Thursday 2th April
10am-1pm – Morning Workshop with Kim Moore and Jennifer Copley
Who are your people? During this workshop we will explore our own family stories and myths, filling in the gaps, exaggerating the gloomy and glorifying the excesses!
Free Afternoon – Tutorials available – participants to sign up at the beginning of the week
8pm – Poetry Reading in the lounge by Course Participants
Friday 3th April
10am – 1pm – Critiquing workshop in the lounge
1pm – Course finishes