Create your first poetry collection

Course Dates: 07/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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You've written and workshopped your poetry, and now you're ready to create your first collection. But where do you begin with that process? This day workshop offers instruction and advice on putting together your first poetry collection.

Description

What is the course about?

Your first poetry collection makes a statement about what kind of poet you are and what kind of messages you want to convey to your audience. This day workshop guides students on selecting poems and sequencing poems for maximum effect.

What will we cover?

- Elements to consider when selecting poems for your first collection.
- Elements to consider when sequencing poems for your first collection.
- Titling your first collection.
- Submitting your first collection for publication.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- How to curate and select poems for your first collection.
- How to sequence poems in a manner that will add to the overall meaning of the collection.
- How to select an appropriate and effective title for your first collection.
- Points to consider when submitting your collection for publication.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is an advanced course. Ideally, students will have completed previous poetry courses where their poems have already been workshopped in preparation for compiling their first collection.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A mixture of pair work, group work and tutor led-instruction.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials and copies of the poems you're considering including in your first collection.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

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Very useful indeed
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/12/2019)
Publishing ones first poetry collection was highly enjoyable and prepares attendees for considering all the aspects of getting a poetry collection ready for publication.
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Review by Paul / (Posted on 09/12/2019)
You will really benefit from it! The tutor is amazing and I learned a great deal.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 08/12/2019)
If they are a budding poet - go for it
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Review by Peter Hore / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Ella Frears

Ella Frears is a poet and visual artist who has had work published in Poetry London, The Rialto, POEM and the Moth among others. Ella was shortlisted for the Manchester Poetry Prize 2017. She is a trustee and editor for Magma Poetry, and was a Jerwood/Arvon Mentee 2016. Ella has completed residencies for Tate Britain, the National Trust, the New Forest and most recently Royal Holloway University where she was writing about the Cassini Space Mission. Her debut pamphlet Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity is published by Goldsmiths Press.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HW544

Please choose a course date 

Sat, day, 07 Mar - 07 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £24.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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