I’m very much looking forward to teaching a course on writing poetry with Helena Nelson at the Arvon Foundation at The Hurst in Shropshire, September 26th – October 1st. Sean Burn will be our guest reader on the Wednesday evening. I can’t recommend Arvon courses highly enough. Here’s the theme of our week, from the Arvon course brochure:
Daring to be different
How do you sharpen and strengthen your own distinctive voice? What makes a poem arresting? We will explore a variety of ways into writing and read an eclectic range of contemporary poems in a course designed to surprise you into writing the poems that only you could have written. This stimulating week will energise both new and experienced poets.
I think the course is already booked up, but it’s possible to be added to the waiting list. There are more details on Arvon’s website.