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Spotlight on: Poetry

Story added 22nd Aug 2018

Spotlight on: Poetry

Poetry is a timeless art form and not only do our courses help enhance your appreciation of fine writing, it also enables you to experiment with poetic form and technique and develop your own personal craft. All our courses are taught by experienced, practising writers who look to inspire and develop their students through a range of reading and writing exercises and also by providing detailed feedback. 


What are you waiting for? Take the leap and try something new!

What is coming up at City Lit?

> Developing your poetry – Mon 24 Sep, 17:30-19:30

> New narrative poetry  – Tue 25 Sep, 15:15-17:15

> Advanced poetry workshop – Wed 26 Sep, 19:40-21:40

> Ways into poetry – Thur 27 Sep, 14:50-16:50

> Ways into poetry: an introduction – Sun 30 Sep, 10:30-14:30

> Poetry through the seasons – Sat 13 Oct, 10:30-16:30

> Poetry of the city – Sat 10 Nov, 10:30-17:30

> Poetry in the making – Sat 17 Nov, 10:30-17:00

> Performance poetry with Josh Idehen – Sat 24 Nov, 10:30-16:30

> Micropoetry: small poems, big ideas – Sun 25 Nov, 10:30-16:30

> Create your first poetry collection – Sat 1 Dec, 10:30-16:30


See all poetry courses >


Peter Ebsworth: Create and curate

Peter found that City Lit was the perfect place to help him make the career change from teacher to a poet and founding editor of his own urban poetry magazine.

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Learn more about the fantastic accomplishments of City Lit's writing students

City Lit's writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Follow the link to read a selection of our students' many and varied accomplishments.

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Upcoming events

Between the Lines 2018

Between the Lines

Join us on Friday 14 September to celebrate the work of City Lit creative writers at the launch of Between the Lines 2018! Hear students share their work and collect a free copy of this year's anthology. 


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City Lit Open Days

City Lit open days

Don't forget to book for our September Open Days! Our Open Days are the perfect opportunity to find out what life as a City Lit student is really like.

Take part in a taster session or workshop, chat to our friendly staff who are available to answer any burning questions you may have or take part in a guided tour of the building.


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