We are thrilled to announce a series of digital fundraiser events with fantastic writers to help raise money to enable us to continue our work. Read on for the events we have coming up …
How to Write a Mystery Novel – Digital Workshop with Greg Mosse, Wednesday 8th November, 7pm
Join us from 7-8pm on Wednesday 8th November for a one-hour workshop on Writing a Mystery Novel, led by ‘writer, and encourager of writers’, Greg Mosse. Starting from a dramatic location at a dynamic moment in time, together we will spend 60 minutes plotting an (as yet) unwritten whodunnit. Secure your ticket, here.
Poetry Masterclass with Cahal Dallat, Wednesday 22nd November, 7-9pm
A chance to be part of a one-off, limited-numbers online poetry masterclass with poet Cahal Dallat (long-standing reviewer on BBC Radio 4 arts programmes and in TLS, Guardian and literary journals) who runs the popular Between the Lines critical workshop series for Coffee-House Poetry .
Participants, once booked, will submit their poem a week before the online workshop: in the session Cahal will take each poem on-screen in turn giving his detailed critique and opening up group discussion of the poem itself and of his analysis and advice. A real opportunity not just to have your poem explored but to hone your critical approach to poetry in general and to polish your self-editing skills. Secure your ticket, here.
*Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be contacted about where to email your work ahead of the masterclass
Winter Gifts with Anthony Capildeo, Wednesday 6th December, 7pm
The seasons are turning, and together we’ll settle down into a winter Cornwall of the mind. What tales will we enjoy at the bright fireside? What gifts will accompany us home, through the cold and dark? The 6th of December marks the Feast of St Nicholas, patron saint of children and sailors, and origin of our ‘Santa Claus’. Charles Causley brought his generous gift of creativity to his whole life, from music in schoolrooms to adventure on the high seas. Causley’s fondness for this December season, when at the low point of the Old Year we journey towards the New, also expressed itself in his verse play, The GIft of a Lamb…much overdue a community revival. At the Causley Trust, we believe in the life-giving spirit that the arts can breathe into communities. Anthony Vahni Capildeo will read a selection of Causley’s poems, their own work, and other tales of unexpected gifts, small and tender creatures, and haunting winter. We’ll stop to share stories and reflect on what we’re hearing. We’ll leave nourished and warmed. Secure your ticket, here.
Reflections on a Residency (a year on) with writer and poet Rachel Piercey, Wednesday 17th January, 7pm
Join us on Wednesday 17th January at 7pm on Zoom for our first digital fundraiser of 2024. 2023 poet in residence Rachel Piercey will be reading poems for adults interspersed with poems for children, and talking to The Causley Trust’s Director, Nicola Nuttall, about her time in Cyprus Well and Charles’s influence on her writing. She will share new poems for both audiences, a few from her HappenStance pamphlet, Disappointing Alice, and some work written during the residency. Please note, this is an event for adults. Secure your ticket, here.