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September 2020

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO ORWELL AND 1984

September 25th at 18:30 to September 28th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 25 Sep - 13:30 Mon 28 Sep 2020 Well-known, but sometimes only fleetingly referrred to, 1984 was a masterpiece of its time. Visions of a society which, to some extent, we now inhabit. Enjoy delving deeper with gentle discussion and shared insights. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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October 2020

Writing Fiction: Reading as a Writer

October 4th at 18:30 to October 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘close reading’, ‘details’ and ‘learning from Checkhov’, Darren will provide you with short stories to discuss, and therefore help develop, your own writing style. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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November 2020

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO NIETZSCHE

November 19th at 18:30 to November 22nd at 13:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

According the Friedrich Nietzsche, “There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” Tracing his life, and using some of his key works as our guides, we will explore Nietzsche’s views on morality, religion and politics, as we consider the relevance and resonance of Nietzsche’s thoughts in today’s world. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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January 2021

THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S GUIDE TO JOYCE

Friday January 15, 2021 at 18:30 to Monday January 18, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

James Joyce stated “The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.” Joyce has indeed been responsible for a vast amount of scholarship surrounding his oeuvre. Tracing his life, and using some of his key works as our guide, we will explore Joyce’s intriguing and sometimes perplexing work. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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Writing Fiction: Setting and Sentences

Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Friday January 22, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A residential creative writing course aimed at both beginning and intermediate writers interested in flash fiction, short stories, novellas or the novel. Consisting of lectures, writing exercises and individual tutorials, enjoy uninterrupted writing time in a beautiful rural retreat. In addition to taught sessions on ‘structure’, ‘sentences’ and ‘editing’, Darren will provide you with short stories to discuss, and therefore help develop, your own writing style. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 Some brief preliminary material will be…

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March 2021

SHAKESPEARE’S WINTER’S TALE: A LATE ROMANCE

Friday March 12, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 14, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Join us to explore a tale of apparent tragedy that ends in forgiveness, rebirth and second chances, a story of irrational destructive jealousy but also of wonder and joy. Winter gives place to spring, old foes reconcile, young love offers hope for the future. Clare Smout (W. Midlands www.highamhall.com/clare-smout) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169  

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HOW TO WRITE POEMS

Sunday March 14, 2021 at 18:30 to Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Description:*NEW* Learn from a Master. Poetry writing can enable expression of nostalgia, experience, fear, story and more - even passion. Well-honed skills can enhance this wonderful pastime and provide everything you need to write the most eloquent of poems. For all abilities, even novices! NEW TUTOR: Wes Magee (Wirral www.highamhall.com/wes-magee) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234

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THE LAZY PHILOSOPHER’S WEEKEND GUIDE TO KANT

Friday March 19, 2021 at 18:30 to Sunday March 21, 2021 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Kant famously said, "Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe… the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me." Tracing his life, and using key works as our guides, we will explore Kant's philosophy on morality, knowledge and beauty. Darren Harper (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/darren-harper) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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