Bird in the Hand: Proverbial

Bird in the Hand: Proverbial

Explore the condensed and memorable phrases of proverbs with Penelope Shuttle and learn how these can open doors into new writing.

Proverbs are found in every language in the world and are as old as time. We are very familiar with those in our own tongue, and perhaps less so with those from other languages. In this workshop we’ll look into what these condensed and memorable phrases have to say to us, and how they open doors into new writing.  We will look at poems on the theme, and writing prompts will be supplied. Optional read-back sessions on our writing will be part of the workshop.

This is a half-day workshop running 14:00 –16:30 on Tuesday July 25th. 

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Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall. Bloodaxe Books published her newest book, Will You Walk A Little Faster? in May 2017. Her recent books are Heath, with John Greening, (Nine Arches Press) and a pamphlet, Four Portions of Everything on the Menu for M’sieur Monet! (Indigo Dreams Publications). She is currently collaborating with Alyson Hallett on Lrzd, a book-length sequence of poems about The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

‘I was amazed at how much work I produced during the workshops. This was due to the imaginative and supportive approach of the tutor.’

– Spring 2017 Survey response

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