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Writing the New Story - Jay Ramsay Sat 19 May

  • Arts

What are the stories we need to tell ? What are the stories we need to drop ? We're living at a time of deep transition and that also means we need to find a new story, both personally and collectively. As part of the 'Poetic Edges' series we'll be exploring what that means today for you and in your writing with a series of exercises designed to spark your imagination, your memory, and your intuitive sense of direction within meaning, purpose and value. Sharing our work and receiving supportive critique will ensure we will touch on our creative “edges” and progress in our craft. Suitable for all levels of experience.

"The Old Story ...sustained us for a long time. It shaped our emotional attitudes, provided us with life purpose,  energized action, ...and guided education....But now it is no longer functioning properly, and we have not yet learned the New Story." Thomas Berry, 1914-2009, USA cultural historian, priest and eco-theologian

£70 including a delicious lunch and refreshments

Jay Ramsay, BA Hons. (Oxon), PGDip, NFSH is the author and co-author of over 30 books, whose work has been praised by Ted Hughes, Kathleen Raine and Robert Bly. His latest book is the landmark visionary poetry anthology Diamond Cutters (with Andrew Harvey) from www.tayenlane.com


On Saturday evening 7.30pm Jay and Simon Hinkly are showing Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy £8 / £6 concessions

“This is a wonderful and profoundly relevant story encompassing poetry, the men's movement, imagination and political engagement.” Jay Ramsay


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