Poetry Workshop - Voice, Style and Form

Ref: C3669997

This course will look at your poems in progress and also provide starting points, inspiring you to write the poems you really want to write.

Course aim

This course will look at students' poems in progress and provide starting points to produce new poems.

Who is the course for?

All welcome

What topics will this course cover

Free writing, writing exercises and games and 'workshopping' poems. There will also be close readings of published poems and ideas for redrafting and developing poems in progress.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Work on redrafting and editing poems Learn some new poetic forms Develop techniques to improve writing Study a new published poet Develop critical faculties for reading and writing poems

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback from other students and tutor during workshop sessions. Written feedback during course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Bring a notebook and pen

Reading and information sources

None necessary, but an interest in reading contemporary poetry would be helpful.

What could the course lead to?

Join a writing group Arvon courses Poetry School courses

Download full course outline

Poetry Workshop - Voice, Style and Form Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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