Eryri/Snowdon: Masterclass

Eryri/Snowdon: Masterclass

Walk through the Snowdonia National Park with us and take inspiration from this exceptional natural location.

Poetry can happen anywhere and everywhere but there’s no doubt that the Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri – the Snowdonia National Park – is exceptionally inspirational! This course shares insights into the region’s geology, flora, fauna, and archaeology to prompt new writing. We will also look at the area’s rich cultural history, including some poems in the Welsh language (alongside their English translations), and explore how all these fascinating layers interact.  

Come and join us on the peaks and through the valleys, through woods and alongside streams as we explore Bronze Age remains, old slate workings, and local art. We will be in the company of some of the most amazing wildlife in Britain too.  

Course tutor Peter Hughes is based in the Carneddau, on the northern slopes of Snowdonia. He is a poet, teacher, woodturner, and also runs Oystercatcher Press. 

Masterclasses are an expanded version of our International Courses, with a much deeper consideration of technical craft and critical theory. These 12-week courses (maximum 10 places) are for advanced students only, and fluency with poetic language and ideas will be assumed. There are no live chats and they are suitable for UK and International students.  

To apply for a concessionary rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. For more information visit our Online Courses page. 

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About Peter Hughes View Profile

Peter Hughes is a poet and the founding editor of Oystercatcher Press, currently based in Snowdonia, Wales. In 2016 he was the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cambridge. His many books include a Selected Poems (Shearsman, 2013), innovative versions of all Petrarch’s sonnets Quite Frankly (Reality Street Editions, 2015), Cavalcanty (Carcanet, 2017) and via Leopardi 21 (Equipage, 2018). 

'Focussed and high-level quality of assignments; great range and expertise in field and very good level of support from tutor as well as an inspiring cohort.'

- Spring 2022 survey response

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