Words and Music with Sarah Bower and Ingrid Perrin
A unique workshop exploring the remarkable relationship between music and words. Join novelist and short story writer Sarah Bower and cellist Ingrid Perrin as they demonstrate how music can be used as inspiration for your writing.
In this friendly, online group session you will:
- Listen to the Rondo from Purcell’s ‘Fairy Queen’, performed by Ingrid, before reflecting on the Rondo’s structure and context
- Discuss the different processes and strategies that musicians and writers share
- Consider uses of rhyme, rhythm and repetition in both prose and poetry, as well as the physical making of art in words and music
- Take part in writing exercises inspired by what you have learnt
With a chance to generate new material, and to share and receive feedback on your work, this workshop will be perfect for writers of fiction and poetry of any level, and anyone interested in the twin pleasures of words and music.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>
About Sarah and Ingrid
Sarah Bower is a novelist and short story writer. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages. Her first novel, The Needle in the Blood, won the Susan Hill Award in 2007. Her short fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies and been read on BBC radio. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia where she was shortlisted for the Curtis Brown scholarship for 2001/2002. She teaches creative writing for the Open University and manages the Escalator and Emerging Translator Mentoring Schemes for the National Centre for Writing.