Writing Poetry: Sound & Shape

Ref: C3529745

This course will offer students the opportunity to think of poetry, as not only words which take shape on the page through the way they write, but also poetry as sound in the air through the way they read and perform their poems.

Course aim

To offer students an introduction to both poetry on the page and performed so that they can write and perform their own poetry.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Control words to make images and shapes
  • Control words to make images and sounds
  • Control words to tell a story or catch a moment in time
  • Understand the use of lines and stanzas

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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
  • Enjoy reading and writing poetry in a new way

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Writing Poetry: Sound & Shape

Enrolment 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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