During the Easter holidays sixteen lucky pupils, accompanied by Miss Greenwood and Miss Davis, took four and a half days out of their busy lives to indulge themselves in creative writing. Away from all modern distractions like TVs, computer games and the internet, the opportunity to focus on poetry and prose flourished from every pen. The peaceful surroundings of Lumb Bank, the former home of poet Ted Hughes, served as an inspiring setting in which to learn.
Our tutors for the week, Tiffany Murray and Jacob Polley, gave invaluable advice and encouragement to the group through a series of workshops and tutorials. While on Wednesday evening our guest writer, Philip Caveney, delighted us with a lively reading from his first fantasy novel, Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools.
A selection of writing produced during the course was collated at the end of the week to produce an anthology called Relic Letters. Paper copies can be found in the library, as well as a PDF version for you to download.
We hope you enjoy reading it as much as the group enjoyed writing it!