Writing Places Activities in Coleridge Cottage

Writing Places has a series of reading and writing events running at the end of October at Coleridge Cottage, run by their Writer In Residence, Rose Collis.


Speaking Objects – free drop-in workshop

October 30th 2015 2-4pm

Speaking Objects: Writer-in-Residence Rose Collis leads a creative writing workshop in which participants will be encouraged to unleash their imagination on some of the deceptively simple household and personal items and ephemera on display throughout Coleridge Cottage. What part did objects such as a humble fireplace, a hat, a laudanum bottle or a skillet play in inspiring major works of the Romantic movement? What was their history, and what can they tell us? You decide!


Domestic Dramas – free drop-in activity

November 1st 2015 2-4pm

Domestic Dramas: Rose Collis, Writer-in-Residence, is your host for readings of her specially-devised dramatisations about some of the domestic and personal tensions involving Samuel and Sara Coleridge, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth, adapted from journals, letters and texts by the prolific writer, May Byron.


Twilight Tales at Coleridge Cottage for Halloween

October 31st 2015 6.30pm to 9.30pm

£5 entry

Twilight Tales: Gather around Coleridge’s fireplace by candlelight with Rose Collis, Writer-in-Residence, and other readers to enjoy extracts from Gothic works directly influenced by the Romantic writers, including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Vampyre by John Polidori, plus some of Coleridge’s own darker moments.


Booking via Coleridge Cottage on 01278 732662

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