The beautiful grounds and gardens of Brantwood with views across Coniston Water to the Old Man and Dow Crag, and the light and airy classroom next to Ruskin’s Studio where the workshops take place provide a relaxing and inspirational setting in which to wander, reflect and write.
Through a variety of writing exercises these creative workshops allow time and space for the imagination to explore, invent and roam. As well as producing new work we will also spend time on feedback and editing.
2pm 14th June until 2pm 16th June 2013"Writing The Wild - an exploration of inner and outer landscapes"
Creative writing workshop with Dr. Geraldine Green
This creative writing workshop explores the importance of re-connecting ourselves with the land. It consists of a series of gentle writing prompts and a variety of stimuli to encourage you to write, and share your writing, in a safe environment. New writing will be produced and feedback given. We will also explore work by writers who have written in response to this topic (handouts provided). An informal reading by the group and tutor will be held on the Saturday evening. Note: some sessions take place outdoors in the beautiful gardens and grounds of John Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, so please bring waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
Lunch, evening meal and refreshments are provided. Accommodation is available at Brantwood's Lodge.
2pm 23rd August until 2pm 25th August 2013
"Sense and Place: creative writing with poetry"
Tutors: Geraldine Green & George Wallace
How does place influence your poetry? How do we create poems that are anchored in the senses yet are free to explore inner or imagined places? These questions and more will be explored in this fully residential course. Workshops will comprise a series of writing prompts and a variety of stimuli enabling you to create new poems in a supportive environment. There will be time for group and tutor feedback as well as one to one tutorials. Some sessions will take place outdoors.
£212 per person per course
Includes refreshments, lunch on Saturday & Sunday, dinner on Friday & Saturday. Pre-booking is essential. Residential or non-residential options available.
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