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Poetry in our Past

On this course, with clare e. potter and Raymond Antrobus, participants will explore hidden stories using archives, family tales and history as given and re-told.

You will delve into uncertainties and draw inspiration from what has been erased or omitted to create poetry – a counter-narrative perhaps. Together, the group will conjure a creative space offering permission to invent or re-evaluate stories that have been told and the narratives we’ve told ourselves.

Course tutors will provide materials, though participants are invited to bring their own documents: a grandmother’s letters; diaries; a book handed-down. You could even bring an object – something that seems to have more to say.

Mid-week, the Tongue Fu will visit to perform their work – an improvisation of words and music ─ and will offer an opportunity for the course participants to join in too.

Dates and times
Mon 24 to Fri 28 Jun 2019
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre
LL52 0LW
from £425