Monday, July 17, 2023 - 10:00

The Garsdale Retreat,
Clough View,
Garsdale Head,
LA10 5PW

Paul Henry | Garsdale Retreat | Writing Poetry

Taught by tutor Paul Henry, this popular course, will appeal to those keen to develop their poetry within a supportive, homely environment. Welcoming new and experienced poets, it will include a combination of writing workshops, readings and tutorials to focus on the creative choices we make as poets. As we write, we’ll consider the craft and mystery of poetry: the intuitive melding of form and subject; full- and half-rhyme, how traditional metres can enrichen free verse, the power of image and refrain …. Using a broad range of poetic voices and themes as stimulus, we’ll write out of memory and also from close observation. And as the week generates new work, one-to-one tutorials will include advice on drafting your poems. Most of all, ‘Writing Poetry’ offers precious time and space to enjoy extending the range of your work in a relaxed atmosphere, and in the company of fellow poets. Bring along some favourite poems, to share during the week.

Dates: Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd July 2023. 

Price: £845 – £945 for the week. Book early to avoid disappointment. For full course details and booking options visit