Students Take Part in
Share a Story Month
Sharing stories with each other inspires, bonds and educates. To celebrate Share a Story month we asked some of our Creative Writing students to share their stories, and to tell us about the stories that inspire them.
Peter Evans wrote a poem in the sonnet form, inspired by and named after the 1931 surrealist painting The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali.
“The melted clocks appealed to me, reminding me of holidays in Spain where time seemed almost elastic,” said Peter.
The persistence of memory
Melted clocks, a dreamlike scene is unveiled:
To those who stand and take the time to look,
A distant scene of sea and cliffs revealed,
Behind a man-made world of tick and tock.
A composite lifeform slips in sand,
The arm of a naked tree, long since dead,
Where stretching, folded time is draped and hangs,
The bluntness of man muscles in: sharp edged.
But memories endure, of Figueres,
And the warm arc of the Bay of Rosas,
A boozy morning trip to Cadaques,
A seaside house, ten to ten moustaches,
Photos, neurons in the hippocampus,
Cannot hold that, which time will re-possess.
Gillian Hughes shares with us:
“My favourite story is the timeless classic Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.
“I first read it when I was fourteen years old; I was captivated by the end of the first chapter and have read it many times over the years.
“It is a story of unrequited love, sorrowful regret, retribution, tragedy and loss; a concoction which has been so often used in other literary texts – but in Wuthering Heights it is conveyed like no other. Emily Brontë brought her characters to life, telling her story in an atmospheric and unusual narrative form. She carried the reader along on a tidal wave of passion, despair, longing, and a tragic and very sad ending. The final paragraph of the book never fails to stir the emotions; it makes you ponder upon the fragility of life and how vulnerable we all are.
"I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth."
Share your story through creative writing
If you’re interested in learning more about how to share your stories via the written word, why not try our Beginning Creative Writing short course or our BA (Hons) Creative Writing or BA (Hons) Creative Writing with Foundation Year.
“I thoroughly recommended the BA Hons Creative Writing degree at Wrexham Glyndwr University,” said Gillian Hughes.
“It consists of several modules, which teach you the essential skills regarding the undertaking of a wide variety of writing practices. The course teaching and guidance are excellent; all the lecturers are thorough, encouraging and very helpful.
“It is a degree which is suitable for all age groups. Set your imagination free – take the BA Hons Creative Writing degree at Glyndwr, you won’t regret it!”