Wednesday, 13 December 2017

STIMULATE YOUR WRITING! Creative Writing Course with Geraldine Green, Dallam Community Heversham


Spring/Summer 2018
Creative Writing Course
Tutor: Geraldine Green

Planning ahead for next year's creative writing course at Dallam Community:

Starting Thursday 26th April 2018
Half term 28th May- 1st June 2018
Finishing Thursday 5th July 2018

Thursdays 10am-12 noon, Dallam Community Heversham:

If any of you would like to join me on another creative writing course at Dallam (and I hope you do!), please book through Kerry or Jenny in the Dallam School Office, Heversham:

Tel: 015395 65956 

Stimulate your Writing! Creative Writing Course:

This course is both suitable for those who have participated in the previous course in Autumn 2017 and for students who are new to the course.

This course is suitable for writers of all stages, especially those who may have writers’ block and need a gentle nudge to get their creative writing juices flowing freely again. Through a series of writing exercises and a variety of stimuli this course is designed to help you put pen to paper and chase the critic off your shoulder that tells you, you can’t write that! This course says yes, you can

As well as encouraging you to write, whether poetry or prose, this course will also provide group and tutor feedback in a safe and encouraging environment. We will also close read work, poetry and prose, by published writers.

photo of Geraldine reading at Grasmere, copyright Geoff Green

Dr. Geraldine Green is an experienced freelance creative writing tutor, mentor and associate editor of Poetry Bay  She has taught and mentored creative writing at undergraduate level at both the University of Cumbria and also Lancaster University, as well as tutoring adult ed. at Dallam Community and continuing education (online and face to face) for Lancaster University.

She was first Writer-in-Residence at Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria and also first Writer-in-Residence at Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria. 

She has worked collaboratively on projects alongside musicians, photographers, visual and digital artists and tutored on a variety of creative writing workshops including Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Cont. Education Lancaster University, Adult Education Dallam Community Centre, Cumbria NHS Partnership Trust, Society of Medical Writers, National Trust, Brantwood, Lancaster University, Suffolk Poetry Society and the University of Cumbria. 

Geraldine runs monthly creative writing workshops on a farm near Kirkby Lonsdale, tutors at Dallam adult ed. and is a regular tutor at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin, Coniston Cumbria. Co-tutors include: Prof. Graham Mort, Penelope Shuttle, Pippa Little and NY poet George Wallace.

In 2011she gained a PhD in creative writing titled "An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry"  from Lancaster University. Her PhD supervisor was the acclaimed poet and novelist Prof. Graham Mort.

Her collections are: The Skin and Passio {Flarestack}, Poems of a Mole Catcher’s Daughter (Palores). A Wing and a Prayer Swarthmoor Hall Press, The Other Side of the Bridge (Indigo Dreams). Her latest collection Salt Road was published in 2013 (Indigo Dreams). Her new collection, Passing Through, will be published in 2018 also by Indigo Dreams.

Her poetry has been widely anthologised in the UK, US and Italy and translated into German and Romanian. Talks include: ‘On Meeting Lawrence Durrell’, Centenary Celebrations, Corfu, and ‘Ecopoetics: The Works of John Clare and Aldo Leopold’ at The South West Texas Conference, Albuquerque New Mexico. She’s also contributed to Writing Works - A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities (Jessica Kingsley).

Geraldine, who frequently performs her poetry in North America, has read at WoodyFest celebrating the music and poetry of Woody Guthrie on a number of occasions, including an extended poetry trip to Oklahoma and Kansas in July 2013; alongside Jack and Adele Foley and Michael McClure, Oakland, California 2009; with George Wallace, Penelope Shuttle, Caroline Carver and Victoria Field on a poetry trip to New York, Long Island and New Hampshire in 2007, with poets George Wallace, Linda Graham and Rhonda Ward in New York City, Long Island and Connecticut 2005.

She  also reads widely in the UK, venues include: International Women’s Arts Festival Kendal, with Carol Hamilton, Janine Pommy Vega and Rhonda Ward; Everyman Theatre Liverpool; Solfest Cumbria; Wordsworth Trust Grasmere, Cwmdonkin Drive Dylan Thomas’s House, Swansea, Apples and Snakes Cornwall and Kendal, Ted Hughes’ Festival Calderdale Reader Development Hebden Bridge, CatStrand Theatre New Galloway; Kurt Schwitters Celebration Ambleside, alongside Jerome Rothenberg; Dalton LitFest, various venues in Manchester and in Cumbria.

You can read reviews of Salt Road here: 

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