Draft Timetable for Residential Poetry Course

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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-5pmWorkshop 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.

Dinner

8pmEvening 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
Cluedo

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-5pmAfternoon Workshop with Kim Moore
Transformation Myths

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-5pmAfternoon 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

My People

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

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8 responses »

  1. Wish I were reading this schedule ahead of being a part of the week; it’s like reading a lovely menu without a table reservation. I know it will be great, and hope to join you on a future residential. I’m still getting waves of the goodness from the St Ives one! x

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