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Creative Writing/Writers' Workshop

Whether you are driven to publish or simply enjoying a hobby, this course is suitable for all writers of poems, plays and prose. Beginners welcome. Under the leadership of an...

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Whether you are driven to publish or simply enjoying a hobby, this course is suitable for all writers of poems, plays and prose. Beginners welcome. Under the leadership of an experienced tutor, the friendly, creative group offers stimulus to get you writing, ideas to extend your range and constructive feedback to help you develop and improve your unique voice. And...

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In the wake (we hope) of the pandemic, join us in discussing poems about the role of poetry in times of change, stress and disorientation. Amongst other things we will look at poems about time and its effects and poems about what it is to write poetry.  There will also be a special case study on Sylvia Plath and...

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Robert Penn Warren was a distinguished poet, novelist, critic, and teacher, who won virtually every major award given to writers in the United States, including 3 Pulitzer Prizes, two for poetry and one for fiction.  His Pulitzer prize winning novel All The King’s Men was, he claimed, ‘never intended to be a book about politics,’ yet it is considered a...

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The Raj Quartet

We shall study Paul Scott’s four novels that are known collectively as “The Raj Quartet.” They are:


  • The Jewel in the Crown (1966) 

  • The Day of the Scorpion (1968) 

  • The...

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We shall study Paul Scott’s four novels that are known collectively as “The Raj Quartet.” They are:The Jewel in the Crown (1966) The Day of the Scorpion (1968) The Towers of Silence (1971) A Division of the Spoils (1975)All tell the story, from multiple perspectives, of Anglo-Indians, as the British Empire is at war, and the power of the Raj wanes.
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