In Other Tongues (short course)10th June 2017 - 14th June 2017
Location: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA
led by poet Alyson Hallett and artist/writer Mat Osmond
with invited guests including Alice Oswald and Richard Povall
Taking the idea of geographical intimacy as its starting point, this five-day residential course offers a special opportunity to explore how we relate to the poetics of place. It’s a chance to engage in practical, playful and serious enquiry into our experience of landscape and all things that inhabit it – from those that can be seen and heard, to those living in more in-between or imagined spaces.
Creative use of words form the core of the course along with image-making, voice and embodied exercises. We will work both indoors and outdoors as we deepen and attune more to ourselves and our experiences of place.
Developing our ability to listen will be key to this process, as will remaining open, always, to the unexpected. A willingness to participate is more important than previous experience: we welcome anyone interested in creating new work, or bringing new light to bear on work that’s already in progress. There will be plenty of exercises to fire and inspire the imagination, as well as time to go exploring, to contemplate, to be still, to wonder.
Central to this short course is an approach of generous, vigilant enquiry, with ample time for reflection and sharing. There will be group workshops as well as opportunities for individual sessions with the tutors.
Further information at inothertongues.info