My Word! Poetry for everyone

Ref: C2341404

This course is for those who have never thought they could write poetry. Using word games and other triggers, we will explore our passions and interests and draw pictures from our minds, using words in creative and fun ways. Serious and comical, practical and farcical, playful and teasing, we will make new friends while using our imaginations in new and exciting ways. Come along and give it a try - poetry can't do any harm - or can it?

Course aim

We aim to uncover your latent poet! Using several word games you will be invited to explore the joy of using words

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Bring words together to explore my thoughts and feelings
  • Use word games imaginatively to creative effect
  • Identify where I might find inspiration to use words creatively to express myself
  • Listen to, appreciate and share in poetry with other learners

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

My Word! Poetry for everyone

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • 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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