April 2008

Closer look at Paston writing workshops

Posted by Tim Lenton on 19 April 2008 at 15:29 in Journal

Tags: book paston writing

Caroline Gilfillan View image Rupert Mallin View image

Further details are now available of the writing workshops being held over the next three months at Paston in North Norfolk (see item below). They are held at the same time as art workshops and are as follows:

Sunday 11th May, 10am – 4 pm, led by Rupert Mallin
Textures. Combining words, images and textures using The Paston Letters - texts, symbols and imagery - brought together in print. The workshop will include n exploration of form in poetry and visual art.

Saturday 31st May, 10 am – 4 pm, led by Caroline Gilfillan
Finding Form. In this workshop we’ll try our hand at some poetic forms – ghazals, pantoums and terza rima – while responding to the rich source material in the Paston Letters, and in the church itself. Suitable for beginners or those who’ve already written before. All that’s needed is a notebook, a pen or pencil, and a curious mind.

Sunday 29th June, 10 am – 4 pm, led by Caroline Gilfillan
Poems-in-Progress: revising and developing your work. This workshop will give you a wonderful opportunity to share and get detailed feedback on your poetry. Please bring poems developed during the course of the project for discussion. At least one of these should be directly inspired by the Paston project, and a possible candidate for inclusion in the book, but you can also bring other work in progress, which we’ll discuss if time allows.

Wednesday 23rd July, 10 am – 4 pm, led by Caroline Gilfillan
Making the Book. In this workshop we’ll decide on the order in which pieces should appear in the limited edition book, and how these can be integrated with the visual artwork produced during the course of the project. You may also have the chance to print your own work.

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