Saturday, May 26, 2007

Workshop in Alicante with Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney, who was here in Basel a few weeks ago for a workshop with students and another workshop with Thin Raft (photo), just sent me the note below about a workshop in Spain in June. Before I get to his note, just let me say that we had a great time with Matthew; he gives good workshop. (A snowclone!)

Here's what Matthew wrote to me:

I'm tutoring a course next month in Spain, June 21st to 28th. Booking numbers are low, and the organiser, Christopher North, has asked me to help get more people.

The week is part of a regular series, recommended by the Poetry School, and advertised in key publications, such as Poetry London. The setting is a village, Relleu, in the mountains near Alicante, and the house itself, Almassera Vella, is large and beautiful, with a well-stocked library, and a swimming pool. It was once Relleu's original olive press. The cuisine for the week is Mediterranean, with good Spanish wine.

This course in June is different because it offers an opportunity to go twice to Alicante while the Fiesta is happening, with its fireworks and fascinating hogeuras figures. Because of this additional feature, the course is a little more expensive than other courses (£575 all inclusive) but I'm sure Christopher will offer a slightly reduced price to late bookers. His email address is and the telephone number is 0034 966 856003.

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