Monday, October 30, 2023 - 15:00 to Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 10:00

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

Jonathan Edwards | Garsdale Retreat: Other Writers’ Voices – Poetry and Voice

During this residential course, led by Jonathan Edwards, we will look at a range of exciting poetic voices and poetry on a range of subjects, from the family to the animal kingdom, the world of work to the life of the city. Whether you’re keen to develop your voice, to make it sing more loudly, or to add variety and a range of new strategies to a voice that’s already fluent, this course will provide all the tools for a new group of poems with bold, vibrant, varied voices. Jonathan Edwards work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review. His debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014) was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award and his second collection Gen (Seren 2019) won the People's Choice Award, Wales Book of the Year in 2019. Guest reader, on Wednesday evening, will be Sarah Wimbush whose Mslexia prize-winning pamphlet Bloodlines (Seren 2020) was shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards. For further information and to book visit: