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Writing and Storytelling

Writing and Storytelling

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Approaching Nature Poetry (Summer School)

Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

How do you write about nature in poetry? This course explores how a range of contemporary poets approach this subject in their writing, and provides an opportunity for you to develop new work of your own.

StartEndCourse Fee 
03/08/201703/08/2017£80.00[Read More]
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Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice (Summer School)

Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Would you like to share your writing with an audience, but don’t know where to start? This course gives you the chance to find and use your voice, taking the first step from being a private to public writer.

StartEndCourse Fee 
11/08/201711/08/2017£80.00[Read More]
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Poetic Animals (Summer School)

Monday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

This course explores the work of contemporary poets who write about animals and the notion of the human animal, and will support you in developing your own poetry in this field.

StartEndCourse Fee 
07/08/201707/08/2017£80.00[Read More]
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Poetry and the Uncanny (Summer School)

Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

What do we mean when we say that something is uncanny? We might have a feeling of déjà vu and call it uncanny, or we might encounter our doppelgänger and call it uncanny. But the uncanny is not just about what’s creepy or weird, it’s to do with a sense of recognition.

This course considers the concept of the uncanny as the experience of familiarity and strangeness at the same time, and uses it as a springboard for writing original, and perhaps surprising, poetry.

StartEndCourse Fee 
08/08/201708/08/2017£80.00[Read More]
Newstead Abbey

Poetry, History and the Tales of Newstead Abbey (Summer School)

Thursday and Friday 10 am - 4 pm, two days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Join us for a writing tour of Newstead Abbey, the jewel in the crown of Nottinghamshire, and former home of the internationally renowned poet George Gordon, Lord Byron.

Guided by Newstead’s second Poet-in-Residence, Becky Cullen, you’ll have the unique opportunity to use the history, house and grounds of the Abbey as inspiration for your writing. 

StartEndCourse Fee 
03/08/201704/08/2017£160.00[Read More]
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Short Story Success (Summer School)

Monday and Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm, two days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Do you have an idea for a short story but don’t know how to begin? Or maybe you’ve an idea for a novel but writing a shorter version will help you get started?

On this course you’ll be guided through the process of writing your first piece, and introduced to ways in which writers get their work seen in this competitive arena.

StartEndCourse Fee 
07/08/201708/08/2017£160.00[Read More]
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Start Playwriting (Summer School)

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 14

On this course you’ll learn a range of dramatic writing techniques for creating a one act play. You’ll learn about different processes that aid play development, studying the conventions of dramatic tension both in the storyline and between the characters.

StartEndCourse Fee 
31/07/201704/08/2017£395.00[Read More]
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Start Writing Poetry (Summer School)

Monday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have already taken your first steps towards writing poetry, this course will develop your craft.

It’ll help you create and edit poems, considering form, tone and rhythm, and have the option of selecting your best poem to be published in a limited edition pamphlet.

StartEndCourse Fee 
31/07/201702/08/2017£240.00[Read More]
Books

Start Writing Your Novel (Summer School)

Monday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Have you always wanted to write a novel?

Whether you’ve got a great idea but aren’t sure how to begin or have an unfinished manuscript gathering dust under your bed, this practical and playful course will offer exercises and advice to get your novel underway.

StartEndCourse Fee 
31/07/201702/08/2017£240.00[Read More]
Artists book

Text and the Artists' Book (Summer School)

Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 8

This course takes your prose or poetry and combines it with artefact creation in the form of a self-published artists’ book. It’s open to writers of all backgrounds and interests who are new to this fascinating process.

StartEndCourse Fee 
09/08/201711/08/2017£395.00[Read More]
Nottingham Contemporary gallery

Writing from Art: Ekphrasis (Summer School)

Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, two days

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Learn how to ‘paint with words’ on this course for writers of both prose and poetry.

 

StartEndCourse Fee 
09/08/201710/08/2017£160.00[Read More]
Library shelves

Writing Poetry from the Archives (Summer School)

Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

This course introduces you to the ways in which your local archives can be used in creating new poetry and developing your writing technique.

StartEndCourse Fee 
04/08/201704/08/2017£80.00[Read More]