Experiment with poetic form and technique, develop your craft, and fine-tune your poems in our range of courses and workshops. We have courses for everyone, from complete beginners right up to experienced poets looking for detailed feedback on their work.
Enjoy a whistlestop tour of the major forms of poetry. Classic, contemporary, traditional and experimental works will be explored in a welcoming and supportive setting. Ideal for beginners and students wishing to develop their own compositional skills.
This inventive course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create new kinds of poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For experienced poets.
For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
The excitement and frustrations of city life have inspired poets from 18th-century Grub Street to the 50s Beats and modern-day rappers. This one-day workshop with former London Laureate, Selina Nwulu, explores ways in which the city can inspire poetry.
Social change and activism are deeply rooted in rich histories of art. Join former Young Poet Laureate for London, Selina Nwulu, to explore the potential value and impact that poetry can have in affecting change.
This workshop is an opportunity to get support and advice in developing and fine-tuning your work, in a culture where new poems will grow. This course is best suited to more experienced poets. (There will be no class on 10 Nov.).
Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Write fast and edit fast in this poem-blitzing workshop. Learn to step back, look at your poem and think about the different directions it might take. Practise ruthlessness as well as care in the poem’s service.
New to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class. (There will be no class on 26 Oct.).
Do you have an idea for a song? On this course we'll analyse lyrics from a range of eras, and examine how and why they work. Enjoy supportive guidance and numerous exercises designed to facilitate you in writing your own lyrics.
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