Date(s) - Mon 15th Nov - Sat 20th Nov, 2021
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
An intensive but very enjoyable course of writing and reading with ‘the best poetry teachers in the world’ (The Guardian). Taking classic and contemporary poems as model and stimulus, we will create perhaps as much as a small pamphlet in just one week. Insightful editorials, informal discussion and entertaining evening reading sessions will make this a truly memorable course.
Writers are invited to submit two poems in advance to compare with work produced during the course, so as to consider and develop writing practice.
Ann Sansom’s books include Romance and In Praise of Men & Other People (Bloodaxe).
She has been visiting poet at Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities and guest poet at the Times Educational Supplement.
Peter Sansom’s books include a Selected Poems and Careful What You Wish For (Carcanet).
He has taught poetry at Leeds and Manchester universities and been company poet with M&S.
Ann and Peter are Co-Directors of the Poetry Business in Sheffield, and editors of The North magazine and Smith|Doorstop Books.
Roseanne Watt is a writer, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. Her dual-language debut collection, Moder Dy, was published by Polygon in May 2019, after receiving the prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for Scottish poets under 30. Moder Dy subsequently received both an Eric Gregory and Somerset Maugham Award in 2020, and was named joint-winner of the Highland Book Prize 2019.
If you want to attend a course with a family member, or someone within your extended household please do let us know and we can arrange use of our former twin rooms. These are available at £600 per person.
Please note, due to Covid-19, all residential courses and retreats will likely run with a smaller number of participants than normal, which may change depending on Scottish Government regulations at the time. We will provide a fully catered service, offering delicious and nutritious meals and snacks to allow you to fully immerse yourself in your writing. Prior to your visit with us, we will provide information about our virus mitigation measures and send you our Covid-19 guidance notes.
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