Friday, October 12, 2018 - 00:00 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 00:00

Tŷ Newydd
LL52 0LW

Paul Henry & Brian Briggs | Poetry & Songwriting, Residential Course

This weekend residential course is hosted by award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway. Their collaboration, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry. Exploring the borders between poem and song lyric, this course will appeal both to poets and songwriters. It also welcomes those new to writing and simply curious to test their talent in these areas. Through workshops and tutorials, we’ll look at what poetry and songwriting can learn from each other, including the influences of melody and rhythm. Turning poems into song lyrics and vice versa, we’ll show how words can behave differently on the page and when sung, and how this difference often dictates the language and stresses we might use in our writing. Whether you’re a poet seeking to refine the lyricism of your ‘voice’, or a songwriter keen to extend the range of your lyrics, here is an opportunity to break new ground and try out new approaches within a friendly, supportive atmosphere. And if you play an instrument, bring it along! For further information and to book visit: