Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The 2014 Whitby Residential Week

This sounds brilliant. We could do with something like this in Ireland.

“One of the most vital and vitalising literature organisations in the country” Andrew Motion

Sunday 7th December (evening) to Friday 12th December (morning) 2014

The second annual (completely upgraded, with all-new brilliant writing exercises) Poetry Week on the wonderful East Coast. This will be a highly-structured, demanding but hugely enjoyable course with ‘the best poetry tutors in the world’ (The Guardian).

Mornings will be devoted to tailor-made exercises based on classic and contemporary poems.

Afternoons will include small group work and writing time/free time in Whitby. We will brave the 199 steps, the piers, the bookshops, the Abbey by night and there will be time for you to try ‘the best fish and chips in the world’ (Whitby Gazette).

Evenings will include the Poetry Business’s unique ‘World Poetry Festival’: where each course member will give a ten minute reading ‘as’ a 20th Century poet of their choice. Also the Poetry Business’s celebrated ‘Secret Poem’ game, with truly amazing prizes.

The week will involve a little (enjoyable) pre-course work, and depends upon the willingness to share your own writing and collude in the study of favourite poets. (Re)reading Dracula before you arrive is optional

Places are £500 or £600 each. The higher rate gets you a 4* ensuite double room with hospitality tray. For £500, you get a standard room (with 4* hostel rating) that includes an in-room wash-basin and bathroom on the corridor.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all writers, plus cake. There is a set menu but special diets can be provided for. There is also a bar.

The course will be held at Sneaton Castle in Whitby (YO21 3QN).

The centre is situated in beautiful and extensive grounds adjacent to St Hilda's Priory, and within walking distance of the historic seaside town of Whitby.

Please e-mail office@poetrybusiness.co.uk to reserve a place.

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