89 TUTOR: Geraldine Gent (BA 2:1, MA)
Who we are, where we came from and how we shape our future are questions that have inspired my writing.If I know who I am in my own heart, I can be more at ease with my place in the world.We will look at the work of William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle and Paula Meehan. This, together with back pages from The Sunday Times magazine, 'A life in the Day of...', will forma springboard towards lively discussion and inspiration for our own creativity.Our writing can be in any genre, short stories, poetry, factual or even the start of a novel.
William Butler Yeats has always been my favourite poet. Almost every day I see his influence on modern writers from journalists to poets, playwrights to novelists; the lyricism, rhythm and language of his poetry enchant me.
His work is concerned with identity, who we are, and the challenges faced by modern society.
William Butler Yeats
A life in the day of …… Back page of The Sunday Times
You will need to bring pen and paper or a laptop if you prefer.
I will supply copies of the texts
Looking forward to meeting with you.
Geraldine taught English Literature for twenty years at a boy's grammar school in Kent; she was awarded the grade of 'Outstanding' from Ofsted. She has since completed an MA in Creative and Critical Writing specialising in the work of Elizabeth Bowen. Geraldine also wrote lesson plans for the BBC website.
She now loves teaching adults at Marlborough Summer School and promises to provide a stimulating and encouraging environment for all her participants.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul
WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul
WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul
WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM