Creative Writing – Home Sweet Home

Creative Writing

Day course

Elizabeth Rapp

10 May 2021


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From prehistoric eras humankind has sought shelter and protection from the danger of wild animals, tribal enemies and the destructive power of the elements. Psychologically human beings also need a place of emotional security, privacy and rest. Certain animals make dens for their periods of hibernation. We shall discuss the variety of homes people have created from the earliest cave dwellers, nomads using tents and yurts to the castles and palaces symbols of power and wealth.

We shall discuss what we want from a home, create our own ideal home and explore our need for a spiritual home with reference to the writings of medieval mystics such as Julian of Norwich.

Experienced writers and beginners alike are welcome to this day in a supportive and friendly atmosphere in the lovely setting of Dillington House and grounds.

Tutor information

Elizabeth Rapp is a graduate teacher with experience in both state and independent education. She has been leading creative writing and study days for some years in a wide variety of venues in the UK. She is a published poet and her fourth collection “What are the trees telling me” was published by Poetry Space Ltd in 2015.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.