Writing in Normandie
6pm Tuesday 26th 3pm Friday 29th
Inner and Outer Landscapes
A three day poetry course
for 12 participants
Tutors: Myra Schneider and John Killick
We shall do notebook work and writing exercises
which draw on our surroundings at Le Moulin
as well as other landscapes, using this material
as a way of exploring our inner landscapes.
It will be possible, for participants who wish, to book
accommodation for up to seven days Saturday to Saturday.
Four non-participant partners can also be accommodated.
During the three days of the course
(Tuesday evening to Friday after lunch),
all meals are included;
other days are on a self-catering basis.
50410 VILLEBAUDON, France
Tel: 0033 (0)233 592181
By air:There are daily flights from Luton and Stansted to Dinard: www.ryanair.com
Flights from Southampton to Rennes also go every day:www.flybe.com Both flights take less than an hour, and both airports are about 1hr 30min by car from le Moulin. Relatively cheap car hire is available at the airports, but we can collect people by arrangement for an extra cost. There is no easy way to take a train, nor are there any local buses.
By sea:Ferries run from Portsmouth to Cherbourg or Caen, both about 1hr 30min away: www.brittany-ferries.com , Portsmouth to Le Havre (2hr+): www.LDLines.com , Dover to Boulogne (4hr): www.speedferries.com and more. These vary enormously in cost and timetabling, but early booking is always an advantage. For a long list of ferry operators, try www.ferriesdirect.org .
See our websitewww.lemoulin50410.com for more details. Specific directions by road will be sent to participants on completion of booking procedures.
Le Moulinis very easy to find. We are 1.5 km west of Villebaudon centre, on the road to Hambye. Look on a map and youll see the little river Soulles. As youd expect, our hameau is on the river. The mill, the barn, and the farmhouse (where we live) are set in an ancient quarry, surrounded by trees and the sound of running water.
Course participants and partners will stay in either
Sleeps 10 people: 7 participants, 3 partners
1 en-suite double bedroom on ground floor, easy access.
1 double and 2 singles (plus bathroom) in each of the two converted haylofts.
Extra shower room downstairs.
Sleeps 6 people: 5 participants, 1 partner.
One double bedroom on ground floor near bathroom and WC.
Two twin bedded rooms upstairs. The kitchen and sejour overlook the winding river and waterfall, across to a quiet valley.
COURSE FEES FOR PARTICIPANTS
Double room: £275
Single room: £265
Shared room: £225
These fees include tuition and all meals from Tuesday evening until after lunch on Friday.
To include all meals during the course.
Sat, Sun, Mon, prior to the course, Fri, afterwards
£10 per person per night
Group sessions in the mornings will take place in the open plan ground floor of the barn, with its long Norman dining table and comfortable seating area. Afternoon tutorials for all participants may take place there or in the sejour, the mill sitting room. All meals and evening events will be in the barn.
The site is spacious and full of interest, with many seating areas. You can find a place to work privately in the open, surrounded by wildlife.
An afternoon outing to explore the landscape of the coast is included in the course.
Welcome to Le Moulin!
Kay Cotton and Sylvia Miles
This course has been designed to advance the skills of poets with some experience of writing.
In order to secure a place, prospective participants are asked to
Myra Schneider, 130 Morton Way, Southgate, London N4 7AL, UK
or by e-mail:
ONE WEEK after date of posting sample.
CONFIRMATION OF AVAILABILITY OF A COURSE PLACE
IS CONTINGENT ON THIS TELEPHONE CALL.
and send it to us with your deposit of £100. Cheque payable to Kay Cotton.
Type of room:
double single shared ground floor £
Sat Sun Mon Fri £
Yes No £
If you have any other questions, please contact us.