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Writing poetry

SEDBERGH: Beginner's Guide to Writing Poetry

Date: Monday 2 October, 2017 - Saturday 7 October, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
Price: from £650
Venue address:
The Garsdale Retreat, Clough View, Garsdale, Sedbergh LA10 5PW

Publicity material for this event says:

It's Not Just About Daffodils - A Beginner's Guide to Writing Poetry

A residential writing course with poets, Hamish Wilson (tutor) and Kate Fox (guest reader): 2 October, 4.00pm - 7 October, 10.00am

This course invites the novice writer to engage with the 'magical transformations' of metaphor and see the world through a poet's eye.

Using a range of stimuli - the Garsdale landscape, everyday objects, other people's poems - the course leads students gently by the hand but with joyful trepidation through a range of poetic forms, dipping toes into haiku, cinquains, kennings, riddles, free verse and sonnets.

The overall aim is to inspire participants with the desire and confidence to continue writing poetry long after the course is over.

The course is held at The Garsdale Retreat set in the stunning beauty of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Course Fee (including fully catered meals): single/ensuite room: £750: single/shared bathroom: £700; shared room (2 beds) £650.

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Contact: 01539 234184

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