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Poetry, Place and Pilgrimage

February 16th, 2016


This coming June, writer and OBOD member Roselle Angwin is running a fabulous five day Retreat which focuses on poetry and the spirit of place. The Retreat will take place in the stunning West Cornwall area, exploring its beauty and ancient sites and connecting more deeply with the landscape via the creative process. Roselle explains,

Together we’ll explore the megalithic sites, holy wells and coastpath of this magical area, after starting each day with some quiet writing and the inspiration of some poetry of place.

I’ve mentioned pilgrimage. What does it mean to a contemporary traveller? I think for me it’s about presence, bringing oneself to the whole experience, and the process of the journey itself is as important as any idea of a destination.

I see these days as being about bringing a kind of imaginative and poetic attention and relationship to the spirit of place and its inhabitants as we walk through this wonderful land, finding ways to explore and express it all creatively.

So in the spirit of pilgrimage, each walk will be in shared silence, but the afternoon sessions will be given over to guided writing, and the evenings to reading back our own poetic responses.

For further details and to book visit here

Thursday June 9th, 12 noon, to Tuesday June 14th,
Residential retreat at Boswedden House, Cape Cornwall
Full (vegetarian) board and en suite shared-room accommodation
£550 (EARLYBIRD £495 before 31st March)

Roselle’s beautiful Blog can be found hereVisit also Roselle’s Writing and Retreat website Fire in the Head and her ‘Eco Soul’ website The Wild Ways


Cape Cornwall by Tom Walker

Cape Cornwall by Tom Walker