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Writing That Inspires, Autumn, 2015

Writing That Inspires, Autumn, 2015

Each time we run one of our courses at Ty'n y coed, we ask everyone to bring along some examples of writing that have inspired them, or that are old favourites, or is something they've read recently and they want to share. It's always an interesting part of the week and we thought readers might like to see what was grabbing the writers at this November's course.

  1. 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allan Poe; an extract from 'Youth' from The Adventures of Sinbad by Gyula Krudy (New York Review of Books Classics) — chosen by Adam;
  2. 'Hermeneutics' by Rosie Shepperd from The Man At The Corner Table; 'Blue-and-Gold Macaw Feather' by Pascale Petit from Fauverie — chosen by Fran;
  3. four poems from Elegies by Douglas Dunn — chosen by George;
  4. 'More Blues and the Abstract Truth' from Like Something Flying Backwards by CD Wright (Bloodaxe); an extract from In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje — chosen by Jan;
  5. an extract from Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf — chosen by Jean;
  6. an extract from Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy — chosen by Pete (who, incidentally, nearly always reads the same thing! :-) );
  7. 'A Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket' by Robert Lowell; 'The Red Wheelbarrow' and 'This is Just to Say' by William Carlos Williams; 'Spring and Fall' by Gerard Manley Hopkins; and 'Proud Maisie' by Sir Walter Scott — chosen by Robin; and
  8. an extract from Holloway by Robert Macfarlane; 'Moonlit Apples' by John Drinkwater — chosen by Tamsin.
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