Creative Writing – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Translated by Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate)

Creative Writing

Day course

Elizabeth Rapp

17 February 2021


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This is one of the many Arthurian legends told about the exploits of King Arthur’s knights. Skilfully translated in a lively and vivid style by Simon Armitage, our Poet Laureate this long poem is “a ghost story, a thriller, a romance, a morality tale and a myth.”

It’s a vibrant exciting story with layers of allegorical meaning and deserves to be better known and read than it is today.

The course is suitable for writers at all levels of experience when we share a love of language and imagination together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

There will be three writing sessions with discussions about themes such a loyalty. courtly love, forgiveness and ecological issues. The humour, fun and vivid descriptions make this a fascinating poem

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.