Interview with Karen Dennison on Writing the City. Bookings open for new course, starting next Tuesday.
I heard about Claire Collison’s course, Writing the City, when she contributed to my pamphlet Blueshift. I decided to ask Claire a few questions about the course – her answers are below followed by her poem, The Trial, from Blueshift.
What inspired the ideas behind this course?
I reckon we get our best ideas when we are away from our desks, and out of the classroom. The Mary Ward Centre is slap bang in the heart of Bloomsbury, so it felt criminal not to take advantage of that. I tell writers where we are meeting each week, and then, only on the day, they are given prompts and a map back to Mary Ward, with places to look for en route. Back at base, we share the day’s writing. There’s something really special about a group of writers meeting and experiencing the same things, then each writing about…
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