Expose & Disclose – 5 day immersive poetry courseEvent Website
Discover the joys of being fully immersed in your writing in this exciting five-day course. Tutors Ella Frears and Sheena Patel will enlighten you to the elements that make up poems, and inspire you to write and develop your own.
Join two of the most exciting contemporary writers and performers for a deep dive into poetry and how to develop your ideas and write your own. Dartington Gardens’ poet-in-residence, Ella Frears, is joined by writer and director Sheena Patel, whose debut novel I’m A Fan earned her a spot on the Observer’s top ten debut novelists of 2022.
Through a series of low-pressure exercises, this course will encourage you to explore the self, drawing on real experiences while also feeling the joy of letting go of our ideas of ‘truth’ within a poem. You will be invited to use the authority of the body to centre the writing experience and get to the heart of your voice. Using contemporary art and the natural world as a starting point, we will explore voice and the process of writing radically that are textual, honest and truly get to the centre of your idea.
“ELLA FREARS WITHOUT A DOUBT IS A GIFTED TEACHER/FACILITATOR. I HAVE PARTICIPATED ON MANY WRITING COURSES AND TRULY HAND ON HEART THIS ONE WAS THE BEST EVER. ELLA WAS ABLE TO HOLD ENERGY, CREATIVE AGENDAS, TIME MANAGEMENT.”
“INSTINCTIVELY ELLA SEEMED TO KNOW WHEN TO REST, WHEN TO MOVE, WHEN TO ENERGISE, WHEN TO LEAN, WHEN TO DIRECT. A VERY SPECIAL TUTOR.”