Open Call

Outside In - The Poetry of Nature and the Nature of Poetry with Simon Armitage

CAMP FR

No Funding
Aulus-Les-Bains, France

Eligibility

All welcome

Number of Participants

Max 15 participants

Deadline

Selection Results (Announcement Dates)

Duration

September 01, 2021 - September 05, 2021

Costs

  • €1,299.00 program fee (one-time)

Facilities

Conference Rooms, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Sound Studio, VR Studio

Housing

Private Room

Meals

Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Courses, Grant, Performances, Professional Development, Retreat, Visiting Professionals, Workshops

Disciplines

Literature, Poetry

Languages

English

Program Description

GRANTS AVAILABLE - see website for details A five-day residential worshop with the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, held at our high-altitude arts facilities in the French Pyrenees. What is it to write poetry on the subject of nature without being sentimental, old-fashioned and nostalgic? How do we avoid the clichés of nature writing while at the same time honouring the wonder and mystery of the natural world? How do we address the urgencies and insistencies of climate change without falling into dogmatic language and hollow tub-thumping phrases? Can poetry be politically engaged and subtle at the same time? Can we write authentically and engagingly about natural phenomena and natural history when most of us live busy urban lives? This is a poetry writing and poetry reading course, focussed on issues connected to environmental and nature writing in the modern word. Full info: campfr.com/simonarmitage

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