Poetry of Migration

Ref: C2423026

Poets, their experience and voices will inspire discussion and writing in poetry and prose on themes including: fleeing war and torture; diaspora and political asylum; economic migration; integration, intermarriage and interfaith relationships; divided loyalties; second-generation identities; religions, traditions and cultures; idioms and language; notions of home; and the international community. The WEA core values of equality, diversity and inclusion will also be discussed in relation to these themes.

Additional information about this course

This course is free to learners on income related benefit.

Course aim

This course is a poetry and prose writing workshop with a theme of poetry of migration. Each week we will be reading and discussing poems of migration as a springboard for writing our own pieces and sharing these for peer and tutor feedback.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • have better health and wellbeing through discussion, reading and written expression.
  • write with greater skill and awareness.
  • respond more effectively to others' discussion and writing.
  • participate in an online learning environment.
  • share and write about migration for catharsis, or therapeutically.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will be able to access course materials on Canvas, the WEA software, once you have enrolled.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Poetry of Migration


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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