Welcome to the second of four poetry workshops coming to Burton Constable Hall & Grounds this half term.
This course is open to enthusiasts, novices and beginners of all ages and does not require any experience whatsoever. All participants will be able to submit poems to the anthology which we hope to produce as part of these workshops.
Drawing inspiration from the Hall’s surroundings, the theme will be loosely based on ‘Snowdrops & Statues’. Take a tour of the Grounds, including the Orangery, Lawns & Stables and allow your creativity and imagination to conjure up ideas to contribute to your work.
Further support and education can be taken from our guest poet, Clint Wastling. Clint Wastling’s poetry has been published in Consilience, Dream Catcher, Orbis & Dreich amongst others. Maytree Press published his poetry collection entitled Layers . Clint writes poetry grounded in places he knows well with subjects including family, landscape and geology. His novel, The Geology of Desire, is an LGBTQ thriller set around Whitby in the 1980’s and Hull during World War II. He also has a sci-fi novel, Tyrants Rex, set 3000 years in the future. Both are published by Stairwell Books. Clint also has a full collection of poetry being published in late 2022.
11am – Introductions in The Brewery Tower with tea & coffee.
11:30am – Tour of the surroundings
12:30pm – 30 minute writing exercise
1pm – Lunch (includes 10% discount voucher for Stables Kitchen)
1:45pm – Writing Workshop
2:30pm – Stables Tour
3:15pm – Poetry Inspirations
3:45pm – Finish.
Paper, pens and clipboards will be provided. If you wish to bring a camera, please do. Parking is free and the Brew House Tower has its own toilet facilities. Please, report to the Ticket Desk upon arrival with your proof of purchase and await collection.
Burton Constable is a hall, stables and parkland situated just 10 miles east of Hull City Centre in Skirlaugh. Explore the grand rooms of the Hall, filled with fine art and furniture, and uncover the Constable family characters from the past 500 years. With a tea room and gift shop, tours and a whole host of other events on offer, there’s plenty to do and see.