Digital Taster Course: Poetry and Science

Fri 11 March 2022
Tutor / Rosalind Hudis
Course Fee / From £12 per person
Genre / Poetry
Language / English

12.00 pm– 1.30 pm Friday 11 March 2022

Join us to look at the link between poetry and science, and the science of poetry. We’ll spend a little time exploring some of the ways poets have embraced science topics in lyric poetry. Then it’s your turn: after choosing a short sample of science writing, you’ll be guided through a step-by-step approach to transform it into the first draft of a lyric poem. No previous scientific knowledge required! You will leave the course with a renewed energy, the elements and ideas on how to get started. The workshop will last an hour, but time has been set aside to settle in at the beginning to ask questions, and for discussions with your fellow writers at the end.

The Tŷ Newydd taster courses series will offer a whistle-stop tour of various genres and themes in both English and Welsh, to continue to inspire your writing during the winter months. Participant numbers for each taster course will be capped at 20, and the course will be delivered through the video platform Zoom. We hope to welcome you to Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre when we reopen our doors in 2022, where we offer a programme of day-long, weekend and week-long residential courses at our beautiful house in Llanystumdwy.

If the fee for this course is restricting you from attending, please visit our Financial Support page for advice.


Rosalind Hudis

Rosalind Hudis lives in the west, where she works as a poet, editor, and tutor, lecturing part-time at UWTSD Lampeter as well as offering writing workshops to community groups and events. She is a former editor of The Lampeter Review, and her work has appeared widely in journals, including Poetry Wales, The Manhattan Review, and Agenda. She has published a pamphlet with Rack Press, Terra Ignota (2013) and a full collection, Tilt, with Cinnamon Press (2014) poetry from which was highly commended in the 2015 Forward Prizes. Her most recent collection is Restorations (Seren, 2021). Rosalind has won awards in various competitions, including the National Poetry Competition and the Poetry London Competition. She is a Hawthornden Fellow (2017) and the recipient of a Literature Wales Writers Bursary in 2013 and 2018.

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