St Ives Residential Course 2017

After a sell-out course in 2016 in St Ives, I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be co-tutoring another residential poetry course at Treloyhan Manor Hotel in St Ives, from the 20th-26th February 2017.  I’m very excited to announce that my co-tutor this year will be the fabulous poet David Tait.  The price of the course is £430 and this includes accommodation, breakfast, three-course evening meals, workshops and evening readings, including a mid-week reading from a mystery guest poet. I’m expecting the places for this course to be booked very quickly, as David is on a rare visit to the UK from his current place of residence in China.

David is a good friend of mine, and I’m really looking forward to working with him.  Just in case you don’t know anything about him, David Tait was a winner in the 2010 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition with his pamphlet Love’s Loose Ends.  His first full-length collection Self-Portrait with the Happiness was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2014 and was subsequently shortlisted for both the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and The Polari First Book Award.  His most recent pamphlet Three Dragon Day won the 2015 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.   He was “House Poet” at Manchester Royal Exchange for the Carol Ann Duffy & Friends poetry series between 2010 – 2013 and is a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award.  He lives in Nanjing, China, where he works in Adult Education.


I’ll be announcing the theme of the residential week and the timetable very soon, so please watch this space!

If you would like to book a place on the course, please contact Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240.  If you have any questions about the course, you can contact me via my Contact page.


5 comments on “St Ives Residential Course 2017

  1. Hi Kim

    This sounds great. Do send details to Helen Jagger who runs Piccolina, Cornwall’s e calendar of poetry events. It can go in as an upcoming. Penny x

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