Poetry Writing for Beginners Workshop | Friday 28th April, 2017 | 10am – 2pm
Use the new season as the inspiration to try something different. Come and join us for our Poetry Writing workshop hosted by Fiona Theokritoff. Fiona takes a straightforward approach to writing her poems, many of which are motivated by the great outdoors.
The theme for this four-hour spring workshop is ‘Stepping into the Green’. You will take a stroll through the vineyard estate, seeking inspiration in nature. Fiona will guide you through a simple process of observation and writing, specially created for beginners. Fiona says, “I believe everyone can write. With a little guidance, and away from everyday life, people are amazed at what they produce. I love helping people find their voice and creativity, and Hanwell Wine Estate provides the perfect setting to inspire budding poets.”
Fiona will help you to find out what you want to say, before working alongside you to help you create your own nature poetry. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine and you will leave at the end of the day with several different poems.
Outline of the day
Welcome & introduction – What is a poem? Does it have to rhyme? What are the rules? Breaking the rules. Can anyone write? Inspiration to be taken from a ‘stepping into the green’ themed wander around the vineyard estate, observing and gathering as you go. Collect leaves, twigs, stones, make notes, sketch, take photos and listen to the birds, before heading back to the lodge to put pen to paper.
Two-course lunch with a glass of local wine and an introduction to Hanwell Wine Estate. After lunch, Fiona will continue to guide you to create different pieces of poetry.
Depart with your own words inspired by a day at Hanwell Wine Estate in the springtime.
Based in Nottinghamshire, Fiona started writing six years ago. She has performed her work at poetry festivals and events locally as well as in Leeds and London and her work has appeared in local and national poetry journals. She teaches creative writing in a variety of settings and has recently written her first play. Fiona explains: “From the peeping green of the vines in spring, to the luscious heaviness of mature grapes in late summer, Hanwell Wine Estate provides year-round inspiration to bring out the poet in you.”
To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 12.
For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01949 81393