Sat, Dec 11|
A Winter of Poetry - David Barratt Session 1 - What to Write and Why?
Our winter artist-in-residence David Barratt speaks on “What to Write – and Why?”.
Dec 11, 2021, 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
The CCC, 65 Coleman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
What to Expect
CCC winter Artist-in-Residence David Barratt will be sharing his poetry, as well as his process and concepts of poetry creation and performance plus facilitating participants in exploring these themes.
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ABOUT DAVID BARRATT
David Barratt has spent most of his life involved with literature.
After graduating from St. Andrews University in Scotland with an M.A. in English Language and Literature, he trained as an English teacher, completing a Diploma of Education at Oxford, followed by a Masters in Education at Liverpool University some years later.
As a lecturer he has taught in the U.K., Pakistan and the U.S.A. The main part of his career was as Senior Lecturer in English at Chester University, England, but he also taught at UNCA and Montreat College here in N.C. Poetry courses he taught ranged from seventeenth century poetry to T.S.Eliot and Ted Hughes.
More recently he has been involved in College for Seniors at UNCA, (now known as OLLI), where he taught over 20 classes, many involving poetry, its understanding, production and appreciation. He has written on C.S.Lewis, Children's Literature and contemporary literary theory, and has had a number of his own poems published in various journals. He has also written a novel, two plays and translations of Rilke and Horace, unpublished as yet. He has prepared a number of online study guides for students, including on Eliot's 'The Four Quartets', Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Metaphysical Poets.
Although retired from active teaching, he has been editing his own writings, and still takes a keen interest in literature in English, German and Latin.