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Treloyhan Manor Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
Tutors: Kim Moore and Fiona Sampson
Price: £595
Guest Reader: Pascale Petit 
Includes accommodation, breakfast, three course evening meal, workshops and a tutorial with one of the tutors.
To reserve your place please contact hotel 01736 796240

2020 Course Theme:
And in the dark times there will be singing

Poetry is not a secret activity. Poetry happens when the voice inside you meets the page, and the public space beyond the page, and makes something new happen. Working in a friendly and supportive environment, your tutors will help you with lifelong techniques for identifying what you really want to say, and making it resonate. Listen to your unique voice, and make it sing on and off the page.


Fiona Sampson has published twenty nine books and received a number of national and international awards for poetry. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has received an MBE for services to literature. Her poetry and literary non-fiction has been published in thirty seven languages and her new book is Come Down (February 2020, Little, Brown).

Kim Moore’s first full length collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in 2015 and won the Geoffrey Faber Prize.  Her pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business pamphlet competition.  She is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University researching poetry and everyday sexism and is working on her second collection.

Guest Poet

Pascale Petit’s eighth collection, Tiger Girl, due from Bloodaxe in June 2020, won a Royal Society of Literature ‘Literature Matters’ Award while in progress. Her seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017), won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2018 – the first time a poetry book won this prize for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry best evoking the spirit of a place. It was also shortlisted for the Roehampton Prize, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and Marina Warner’s Book of the Year. Four of her earlier collections were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She has had four collections selected as Books of the Year in the Times Literary SupplementIndependent and ObserverIn 2018 Petit was elected as an RSL Fellow.