Poetry Environments with David Morley

Date: 21/06/2014 Times: 10am-4pm Prices: £60/£50 conc or £180/£150 for the Series Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Join David Morley for a special poetry workshop in the beautiful grounds of Norwich Cathedral.

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“He holds our world up to a language mostly kept secret up to now; the refraction of the familiar is dizzying yet often moving.”
Les Murray on David Morley’s The Invisible Kings, Carcanet Press

Sick of staring at the blank wall behind your desk?

Would you be inspired by a change of surroundings?

Join leading poet David Morley in the stunning grounds of Norwich Cathedral for a poetry workshop with a difference. 

About the Poetry Workshop

This poetry workshop promises to be fresh, fun and unlike anything you’ve experienced before. You’re sure to be energised by your new environment, and produce a new kind of poetry.

Although you’ll begin in the Writers’ Centre Norwich workshop room, you’ll soon wander down to the grounds of Norwich Cathedral. David will lead you around the Cathedral, setting exercises which will help you make the most of your surroundings.

Your writing will be stimulated by the atmosphere of the gardens, labyrinth, ancient closes and palpable feel of history and tradition. The contrast between the quiet of the Cathedral and the busy bustle of Norwich will help you create poetry and you will find yourself composing poetry in response to this subverted, inverted, layered world.

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About David Morley

David’s teaching credentials are only outstripped by his writing achievements. He has published twenty books, including eleven collections of poetry and his creative writing podcasts are amongst the most popular literature downloads on iTunes. David has received fourteen literary awards, including a major Eric Gregory Award and an Arts Council Fellowship. He has written criticism, essays and reviews for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Poetry Review, PN Review and The Times Higher Education Supplement and is currently co-editing The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing.

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This Masterclass is suitable for intermediate and advanced level writers.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

About the Venue

This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street. 

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Getting to
Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

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About Writers' Centre Norwich's Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Professional Development.

If you're interested in professionally led, quality creative writing workshops in Norwich and Norfolk then Writers’ Centre Norwich is for you. We run creative writing workshops and creative writing courses covering prose fiction, the novel, poetry, non-fiction and writers' professional development. People travel from all round Norfolk, East Anglia and the UK to come to our creative writing classes: so please keep checking back to our What's On page or sign up for e-news (top-left corner) to be the first to hear about our new season of events.

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