|Start Date||Duration||Time Slot||Fee|
|Thursday January 18th||8 weeks||6.30pm-9pm||€ 250|
Loosely inspired by John Cage’s notion of the ‘write-through’, this course in creative reading will take inspiration from some of the oldest & most influential texts in world literature, employing them as springboards for students’ exploration of their own literary creativity.
Authors from both secular & sacred/mythological traditions such as Ptahhotep, Homer, Sappho, Sophocles, Lao-Tzu, and of course the greatest writer of them all – “anonymous” – will be comprehensively and comprehensibly introduced & examined through exemplary English translations.
Students will be set guided exercises based on their engagement with these exemplary texts & the ingenious literary techniques revealed therein. The aim of the course is to increase students’ knowledge of the history & achievements of their art form & so expand their own creative writing abilities.
No previous knowledge of ancient literature is required, & extensive use will be made of free online teaching texts & teaching resources. Taught by renowned poet, essayist, & educator Dave Lordan. www.davelordan.com www.youtube.com/davelordan
Facilitator: Dave Lordan