Saturday, 19 November 2016

Landscape and Memory

I spent a wonderful day last sunday running a poetry workshop in Landscape and Memory at Paradise Farm, near Presteigne on the Welsh border.  It was the perfect spot for a workshop so rooted in the landscape and our dealings with it: at the head of a hidden valley, surrounded by pockets of woodland but tucked away with a roaring fire in the wood burner.  The participants produced some wonderful and varied poetry. 



I will be running the Landscape and Memory workshop again in the new year.  Get in touch if you're interested in reserving a spot - places are limited.

In this workshop we will attempt to untangle the relationship between environment and memory through creative writing. How does our experience of the world around us colour our interactions with the landscape of the page?  How can we use the landscape in our writing effectively and evocatively?  Down country lanes and through primeval forests; across vast oceans and the cities of the past, we will look at the intrinsic link between history and sense of place, and chart our own journeys across a changing landscape.

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