If You Don’t Have Any Shadows You’re Not in the Light

If You Don’t Have Any Shadows You’re Not in the Light

Take shadowy inspiration from Lady Gaga and learn about poetic light with Penelope Shuttle.

The above quote from Lady Gaga is the theme of our workshop. We will explore the relationships between shadows and light, the places where shadow and light engage, alongside the phenomenon of shadow figures both in waking experience and as interpreted by believers in the paranormal. There’ll be close reading of poems on the theme, and writing prompts and visual materials will be supplied. There will be optional read-back sessions of our writing during the workshop.

This is a half-day workshop running 10:30 –13:00 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.

‘It has been so many years since I connected with the creative part of myself in this way. I have spent the last 10 years absorbed in a professional world where I have given so much of my mind to others. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I got some of it back!’

– Spring 2017 Survey response

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