Category Archives: Creative writing courses – mainly Arvon

Reading between the lines – Lumb Bank – Arvon

Writing poetry with the two very inspirational tutors. Ann and Peter Sanson. When they are not teaching they run ‘The Poetry Business’ and publish a  poetry magazine called ‘The North’, well worth checking them out on line.       … Continue reading

Posted in Arvon, Cheer yourself up, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Finding my feet in Brighton, Photography, Poetry - Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arvon – a personal journey into poetry and a visit to Hebden Bridge.

       This is a film about my week at ‘Ted Hughes Arvon’ as a student writing poetry. 9 minutes – including a pheasant with attitude, an overview, a Thursday night happening and visit to Hebden Bridge! Absolutely love the … Continue reading

Posted in Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Nature - birds, flowers, sea or country, Photography, Poetry - Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Arvon – Lumb Bank – Creating poetry

                                                                                   Link to new Arvon post about the whole experience! https://annperrin.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/arvon-a-personal-journey-into-poetry-and-a-visit-to-hebden-bridge/ which also includes the following video diary.

Posted in Arvon, Cheer yourself up, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Galleries and Art in widest sense, Nature - birds, flowers, sea or country, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Painting the beach.

I am going to Arvon next week for another poetry course.  I am really looking forward to it. I went two years ago and wrote my first sonnet (see other posts on Arvon) I also  made a friend called Karen … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton - out and about, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Galleries and Art in widest sense, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seamus Heaney and poets from around the world at Poetry Parnassus

Poetry Parnassus at the South Bank was a real treat, giving as it did an opportunity to share the world in words with some of the most eloquent poets of the age. Thanks to Barbara, who spotted the event and … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton - out and about, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Galleries and Art in widest sense, Poetry readings - London - Brighton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The secret life of Mr Iambic Pentameter – for idiots like me!

          There are lots of tried and tested youtube links on iambics at the end, for anyone who does not want to plough through two whole pages of the life and times of me and Mr I! But … Continue reading

Posted in Cheer yourself up, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great courses and resources for writers and free!

I have always been a great advocate of adult education, I gained my own qualifications as an adult. A BA with the OU at 30, an M.Sc at 50. The latter from Birkbeck, where I studied part-time, while also working … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Author of Shipwrecks of Sussex – Wendy Hughes – writing workshops

This workshop means a trip to Worthing but is well worth it. Wendy has 26 published books to her name and over 1700 articles and here she is sitting in Worthing Library running a writing workshop! I have already read … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton - out and about, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Moving on’ written at Totleigh Barton – a poem

Moving On Luggage abandoned in the hall and trains won’t wait for late departure. but here we sit lost in the dance of life mirrored in this tiny drama and willing it never to end. The heat of the fire … Continue reading

Posted in Ann's poems, Arvon, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Poetry - Creative Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lighting a candle.

I love candles, they hold such a lot of significance for so many people. Of course initially they were the source of light for people in their homes. Later they were a symbol of faith for many with different religious beliefs. … Continue reading

Posted in Cheer yourself up, Creative writing courses - mainly Arvon, Poetry readings - London - Brighton | Tagged , | Leave a comment