Poetry Tutored Retreat: Jen Hadfield & William Letford, Guest: Katrina Naomi

Poetry Tutored Retreat: Jen Hadfield & William Letford, Guest: Katrina Naomi

Date(s) - Mon 3rd Sep - Sat 8th Sep, 2018
5:00pm - 10:00am

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Time to Dream

Whether you consider yourself a beginner, or an experienced writer, Jen and Billy will be on hand to explore your poetry, offer support, motivation, and detailed advice through one-to-one tutorials. The rest of the week is yours – let Moniack Mhor’s inspiring landscape and homely atmosphere nourish your practice – whether you need time to focus, wander, read, dream. . . All poets with a work in progress are welcome.

Jen Hadfield was born in Cheshire and lives in Shetland, whose landscape and natural life persistently inform her work. Her second poetry book Nigh-No-Place won the T.S.Eliot Prize in 2008. Her third poetry collection, Byssus, was published by Picador in early 2014. In 2016-17, she was the Writer-in-Residence for Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art, supported by Creative Scotland.

William Letford’s debut collection Bevel was published by Carcanet in 2012. A chapbook of his poetry And then there was skin was translated into Slovakian and published by Vertigo in 2014. He has performed in many countries and venues, by invitation, and sometimes just for the hell of it. His work has appeared on radio and television, and his second full collection Dirt was published by Carcanet in 2016.

Katrina Naomi’s second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren, following the pamphlet Hooligans. In 2017 Katrina was awarded Arts Council England/British Council funding to travel to Japan to work on her third collection. Katrina has been writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini, the Brönte Parsonage Museum and on the Isles of Scilly. Previous publications include: The Girl with the Cactus Handshake, Charlotte Brönte’s Corset, and Lunch at the Elephant and Castle, which won the Templar Poetry Pamphlet Competition. Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths and is a Hawthornden Fellow. She lives in Cornwall and tutors for Arvon, the Poetry School and the Poetry Society.

Please note: there are no workshops on this course.

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This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on info@moniackmhor.org.uk or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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