Liz Miles, 8 – 22 February 2020

I learned that living, without interruption, close to a raw, ever changing and varied landscape inspires new vocabulary and new ideas around people, landscape and their relationships. I learned that the drama of a coastline holds its own almost ‘anti-language or argot’, its own ‘stream of consciousness’. It became clear that these remarkable things could only be touched upon through a more experimental poetic prose and story structure. I also learned of the unique permanence and impermanence of this section of the North Cornwall landscape – for example, through dramatic weather changes and in meeting the tin mines for the first time, and the remarkable history of this industry.

I have achieved 3 draft short stories for adults, a word list, and a short story for children.

My goal is to complete them all by the end of this year.