Poetry from Around the World 2

Ref: C3674814

On this course we will continue to look at poems from different cultures around the world, gaining a deeper understanding of the issues faced by poets in other countries. Both traditional and contemporary poems will inspire new writing. There will be opportunities to try out poetic forms such as the ghazal, haiku and pantoum.

Course aim

To appreciate poems from a variety of different cultures around the world, and to write new poems inspired by other forms and styles.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people who want to write and read poetry. All welcome - you don't have to have done part 1 to join this course.

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

  • Appreciate poems from diverse cultures
  • Try out different poetic forms and styles from around the world
  • Understand some of the issues facing poets from other countries
  • Develop critical skills in reading poems from a variety of sources
  • Write new poems from exercises and prompts

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring writing materials - paper or notebook and pen/pencil

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?

Download full course information sheet

Poetry from Around the World 2

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

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