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Liverpool Masterclass: The Feel of Snow in Literature

Written by The Reader, 15th November 2012

The White Stuff: The Feel of Snow in Literature
Wednesday 28th November, 1-5pm
Blackburne House, Liverpool

The winter nights are rapidly drawing in upon us, and we're having to turn up the heating or otherwise wrap up in extra layers to keep ourselves warm. But if there's one guaranteed way to give yourself a cosy glow, it's by reading through some classic literature.

We're running a seasonably suitable Masterclass in Blackburne House, Liverpool in just under a fortnight's time, all about The White Stuff, exploring literature that is piled high with snow - from Thomas Hardy to Charlotte Mew, Robert Frost and many others. Perhaps this snowy piece of poetry from Archibald Lampman will make an appearance, or otherwise get you in the mindset for flurries of literary thinking:

The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air,
A silence everywhere.

Come along for an opportunity to approach poems and passages that at first glance require closer attention but are sure to yield up treasures as we dig through. No snow-boots or sleighs required.

Grab your chance to attend this winter wonderland of a Masterclass by signing up for the last few places without delay. Masterclasses are free to those within their first year of Ongoing Learning, and cost £25 for anyone else who has completed Read to Lead. To book your place, please contact Literary Learning Coordinator Roisin Hyland on or call 0151 207 7207. You can download the Masterclass Application form in Word and PDF formats on our website.

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