Poetry

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.
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  1. Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  2. Introduction to forms of poetry

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  3. Manifestations: a poetry masterclass with Elaine Feeney and Sarah Clancy

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Many-festations: a word power academy. In this workshop with a difference, Elaine Feeney and Sarah Clancy will take participants through the process of writing and performing a poem.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £20.00

  4. Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas

    Course Date: Sun 26 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the emerging art form of micropoetry in this one-day workshop. Compose your own poetry and learn how to make every word on the page count.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  5. New narrative poetry

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  6. Paths through poetry

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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'.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  7. Performance poetry with Josh Idehen

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Write poetry and perform it, finding your own style and delivery under the guidance of a spoken word artist. Explore the differences between performance and other types of poetry.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. Poetry and the city

    Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. Poetry as a tool for social change

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  10. Poetry in the making

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Poetry masterclass with Paul McMahon at Keats House, Hampstead

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: Keats House
    Paul McMahon, winner of 2015 Shelly-Keats Prize, facilitates a poetry workshop drawing on a variety of techniques in the idyllic surroundings of the Keats House, Hampstead.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £20.00

  12. Poetry workshop: what does the poem want?

    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.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00

  13. Ways into poetry

    Course Date: Thu 28 Sep 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  14. Writing song lyrics: a taster

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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