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Creative writing - a one-day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Ruth Brandt

Creative writing - a one-day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Ruth Brandt

About the Course

Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved.

This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for anyone interested in using art as a source of inspiration. Whether you are at the start of your writing journey or further along and seeking ideas on how to expand and improve your prose or poetry, you will feel relaxed and invigorated to write. There is no need to prepare anything in advance, just come along with pen and notebook or laptop, if you prefer.

Ruth Brandt is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education and tutors creative writing at Surrey Adult Learning and West Dean College. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, Bristol Short Story Prize, Neon and Litro, nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2016 and Write Well Award 2016, read at festivals and performed by Liars’ League. She has had a play performed at Theatre 503 and her poetry published in the Irish Literary Review and Bunbury Magazine. She won the Kingston University MFA Creative Writing Prize 2017 and is delighted to be Writer in Residence at the Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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What's included in the price?

Lunch is provided as part of the course fee plus tea and coffee will be available during breaks.


Monique Gudgeon at Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes
Pallington Lakes
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