Event Details

  • When: Friday, 24 April 2020
  • Dates: Fri 24th to Sun 26th April 2020

    Times: Fri 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Sat 9am to 12.30pm, 2pm to 5pm
    Sun 9am to 12:30pm

    Where: Emerson College

    Course Fees: £175*

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK STAY' link below.



    Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:


    (Click to pay the deposit and book your place with Ashley)


     (Click here to book your stay and meals at Emerson College)


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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Wild about Poetry

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: Wild about Poetry

A weekend for poetry lovers and wordsmiths with Ashley Ramsden

Some people live by words: poems are on their lips, circling inside them, buzzing like bees in their blood, more fabulous than food and supple as sex, these lovers feast every day on the word waves that wash through them carrying them to beaches that only the beloved inhabit.

If you’re one of these word crazy folk then here’s a weekend to bring the poems you love or the writing that may have poured through you, so that it can find ears and hearts and most important mirrors; for as the great mystic Jacob Boehme put it “Whatever the self describes, describes the self.” (and that self you will inescapably find in all those around you).

We will play together, explore the voice and what you are a voice for, be vigilant, show up, go to naked places (in safe ways) and whirl for a while in the marvel of words. Rumi will be there, and Hafiz and all the other voices that have found your voice. In one room all who gather and those who have gathered us. 

 “Tread softly, for you tread on my dreams…..” Yeats


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Ashley Ramsden

Ashley Ramsden is a co-founding director of the School of Storytelling at Emerson College, UK, the longest running centre of its kind. He has facilitated countless courses all over the world for the last 30 years along with appearing at major storytelling festivals and theatres with his acclaimed one-man-shows. He is also a speaker of sacred poetry  www.ashleyramsden.com