The Compass Poetry Week, Haworth: June 2016
The Compass Poetry Week, Haworth
Monday 6th to Thursday 9th June 2016
We still have one room available on the next Compass Poetry Week (Monday June 6th to Thursday June 9th) in Ponden Hall, Haworth. Thank you to our readers who put the word out about the course after we had cancellations — you helped a great deal. We can confirm that the June Compass Poetry Week will be running. The Autumn course (Monday October 31st to Thursday November 3rd) is filling up but does still have some space if you can only come then.
These courses are completely unique for the way they’re so bespoke for each person, the way we interact with the surroundings, and the way we incorporate expert tours of the area and hall. Previous attendees said ‘My head is so full of ideas. It’s been intense but wonderful!’ and ‘It’s the best residential course I’ve ever been on’. It really is a great thing to be a part of. You can read more about what makes Compass Poetry Weeks so special a little further down, or by clicking HERE.
We’re hoping, if you’re reading this, that you may consider spreading the word a bit, or of course come along and join us if you’re able to.
For more information, see below, or email the editors, Lindsey Holland and Andrew Forster: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book, telephone Julie at Ponden Hall, on: 01535 648 608
Compass Poetry Weeks are unique for their combination of writing, reading, activities and expert-guided tours.
• We don’t write in a bubble. We get outside, into the town, out on the moors or in the garden by the reservoir. We talk about our surroundings and generate lots of ways to write from them.
• Summer days: writing poems in the garden, looking out across the reservoir. What could be better?
• Our teaching really matters to us. We’re innovative tutors but we’re also sensible, friendly and encouraging.
• You will be buzzing with ideas.
• All levels of experience are fine. Because it’s a small group, everything we do can be tailored to your needs.
• Between us, we have decades of experience in writing, editing, publishing and promoting poetry.
• You’ll write a lot.
• We play!
• We also sit quietly.
• We mentor you while you’re with us. Whether you want general advice about your poetry or objective feedback on a project you’re already quite confident with, you will have days of focused guidance and help.
• We discuss a wide range and poems and poetry.
• You will be staying in a Grade II listed hall that was the model for several buildings in the Brontës’ works. The window at which Cathy’s ghost appears in Wuthering Heights is in Ponden Hall and features in the tour, and the Brontës used the hall’s library.
‘I’ve never been on a poetry course quite like it’
‘My head is so full of ideas. It’s been intense but wonderful!’
‘It’s great because the people here are so friendly. We felt that nothing was too much trouble’
- Tuition and workshops each day, Monday to Thursday
- 3 nights full board accommodation in Ponden Hall, including mid-afternoon coffee, tea and cake
- you will be part of a very small group
- a guided walk to Top Withens or Wycoller
- a guided tour of Haworth and the Brontë Parsonage
- a guided tour of Ponden Hall
- poetry readings and evening entertainment
Extra nights are available for the Thursdays at a special Compass rate.