Enjoy a feast of Cornish literature from our earliest texts to the present day as we explore poetry, drama and fiction through the ages. Bring your enthusiasm for your favourite writers and your curiosity about new writers. Key contemporary writers such as Daphne du Maurier, Charles Causley and Alan Kent are highlighted. Celebrate the richness, quality and depth of these extraordinary writers.
This friendly and informal weekend offers you an overview of the literature of Cornwall. Take the opportunity to explore key writers in depth and visit places associated with them and their work. During trips out, you can experience for yourself some of the places associated with Cornish literature, for example, Fowey, Bodmin Moor, the Helford River and the clay country around St Austell.
You are very welcome to stay here with me in my home if you would like to. There are other accommodation options nearby, in and around the beautiful Fowey valley. Excellent local food is available in the restaurants, pubs and cafés of Lostwithiel.
Outline of Cornish Literature Weekend
Day 1: From King Arthur to Alan Kent
Can you piece together a history of Cornish Literature?
We will construct a timeline of Cornish Literature. See where your favourite writers fit in.
Enjoy an afternoon exploring:
- the importance of Cornish theatre
- the short story
- insider/outsider fiction
- themes/ concerns of poetry
- the female voice
- literature for children
Day 2: Writers and their landscapes
- explore the relationship between key writers and the landscapes and people that inspire them
- listen to the writers’ own commentary on their lives and work
- watch and discuss films of their books
- visit local Cornish places featured in the literature and associated with the writers
£200 per person for the weekend (inclusive of accommodation on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday)
To book a place on this course or for further information, please contact me initially using the form on the right of this page. I will respond to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, phone me if you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this offer.
Julie Tamblin MA, PGCE
Learn Cornish in Cornwall, 2 Duke St, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0AG
Tel: +44 1208 871184