WRITING PLACES: ‘A Sense of Place’ Workshop with Boris Starling

  • Max Gate
  • October 1
  • 18:30 - 20:30
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Max Gate has a fantastic line-up of free Writing Workshops and Masterclasses as part of the Writing Places Project http://writingplaces.org/. This is a partnership project between Literature Works, the Literature Development Charity for the South West, The National Trust and The Poetry Archive. The project aims to help more people discover the literary heritage of the South West and to engage them with writing by placing a Writer In Residence at Coleridge Cottage and by running a programme of Community Engagement Events.

About the workshop:

Boris Starling: ‘The first workshop, on Thursday 1st October, is called ‘A Sense of Place’, and will be about the importance of location in what you write. It’s not about Thomas Hardy himself, but of course we’ll touch on him: the landscape and seasons are such an integral part of his writing, and even the briefest drive round the area shows you why. When my wife and I moved out of London with two small children a few years ago, we knew only that we wanted to go west. We scoured Devon and Somerset for houses, but nothing really grabbed us. Then one day we went to look at a few places in West Dorset, proper Hardy country, and we knew instantly that we’d found where we wanted to live.’

To book the workshop, please call Max Gate on 01305 262538 (limited places available).