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Creative Writing Workshop: The Poetry of Observation

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something…To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.

John Ruskin


Join us for an afternoon poetry workshop inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Taking inspiration from John Ruskin’s ideas about observation, and in honour of our Ruskin exhibition, you will use the exquisite features of the House and garden to write original pieces of poetry based on focused contemplation. Led by poet Rachel Sills, the 3-hour workshop will include the opportunity to explore the House, and to share your work (if you like) for feedback.


Afternoon workshop, 1-4pm

Ticket: £25




6th Oct 2019

1pm - 4pm


The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021