Creative Writing with a Sense of Place at Kresen Kernow

Ref: C3533675

On this two-day course we will be exploring that vital link which exists between your own creative writing and the places which are important to you, both real and imaginary. As well as trying out a range of writing techniques, we will also look closely at several other literary works, picking up a few tricks as we go from other poets and novelists. The first day will focus on poetry; on the second day we will delve into prose. These seminars will be based in the remarkable setting of Kresen Kurnow, home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history. The first day will also include a special tour of the Kresen Kurnow archive and exhibition. But what about your own inner-archive of places, memories, photographs and stories? Make sure that you bring this with you on the day, as well as a pencil, a sharpener, a notebook. That's all you need to get writing and imagining.

Course aim

To explore the vital link between creative writing and the places we know and imagine.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Access new ways of writing about places, both real and imaginary
  • Learn a few writing techniques from other published writers, including D. H. Lawrence, Wordsworth, Eva Figes, to name a few.
  • Explore the archive at Kressen Kurnow.
  • Assess the quality and style of your own writing
  • Use poetry as a starting point for prose fiction.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A pencil. A sharpener. A notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Creative Writing with a Sense of Place at Kresen Kernow


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