Date(s) - Thu 24th Sep - Sun 27th Sep, 2020
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
How do we inspire others to write poems? How do we remove the fear factor from creating work that can be shared and enjoyed? This short course is designed to give teachers, librarians and other professionals working in the sector the confidence and skills to share and inspire the creation of poetry with audiences of all ages. Your tutors John Glenday and Jen Hadfield, will lead workshops and discussions through which you’ll learn the tricks, tips and techniques of putting aspiring writers at ease, passing on the confidence to create their own wonderful work (and even creating new work themselves!). This course is specifically designed to give library staff, teachers and other professionals the confidence and skills to work creatively with groups who may have limited experience of writing creatively. In collaboration with The Scottish Poetry Library, four places on this course will be awarded to their Poetry Fellowship Scheme. For other professionals who may wish to use this course as Continuing Professional Development, bursaries are available to help towards course costs.
John Glenday is the author of four poetry collections. The Apple Ghost (Peterloo Poets, 1989) won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and Undark, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for 1995. His third collection, Grain (Picador, 2009), was also a PBS Recommendation and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His most recent collection, The Golden Mean (Picador, 2015), won the Roehampton Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year.
Jen Hadfield is a poet published by Picador. Her second poetry collection, Nigh-No-Place, (Bloodaxe), won the 2008 T.S.Eliot Prize. At the moment she is working on a fourth collection, provisionally titled The Stone Age, exploring neurodiversity, and a collection of essays. Jen is a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Glasgow University and was the Charles Causley resident in Autumn 2018. She is building a house in Shetland, very slowly.
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