This interactive workshop will explore the relationship between poetry and prose as structured forms of story telling.
Writer Sally Bayley will share her experience of writing sentences of prose from the poetry, songs and rhymes she heard as a child and will draw upon the poetry of Jane Austen and the ballad and poetic forms that influenced the rhythms of her sentences.
This workshop will lead participants in a series of voice exercises designed to develop their sense of lyrical imagination, and show how the lyric forms of poetry and song are essential to good reading and writing practices.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Sally Bayley is a non-fiction writer whose work explores the relationship between autobiography, biography, memoir and literary fiction. She is the author of Girl With Dove: a life built by books (HarperCollins, 2018) and The Private Life of the Diary (Unbound, 2016) as well as books on Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson.
Tickets: £55 + booking fee (includes refreshments and Museum admission)
11.00am – 4.00pm
Jane Austen’s House Museum is an historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot.
The ground floor and outbuildings at the Museum are fully accessible and have an accessible WC with baby changing facilities.
Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing an historic wooden staircase.
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.
Disabled parking is available, please ask in the shop for assistance or telephone 01420 832 62 on arrival.