Thursday 2nd August to Friday 3rd August
Whether we recognise it or not we all have
a way with words. The way we arrange them on a page signifies our own 'voice', unique and valid. This two-day course
will offer the space and stimulation to be creative with words in a relaxed and supportive setting. We will be open to writing in
different genres - prose, poetry, autobiography and others - as a means of freeing us up, looking at things in a different way and
enlivening our imaginations. There will be opportunity for experimentation within the group as well as quiet moments for writing
on our own. The hope is that by the end of the course students will feel confident and energised, with fresh ideas, small drafts for
future development, even some completed pieces.
ANN ALLEN started work in London in publishing, editing and writing for theatre and other publications. Since her move to the
Cotswolds she has concentrated on writing poetry and her collection Michelangelo Can Paint an Angel was published by Paekakariki
Press in 2013. Ann values the restorative nature of writing. As the (Oxford-based) poet Elizabeth Jennings found, 'words touch me
back to quiet.'