Create your first poetry collection

Course Dates: 08/12/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

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, writing exercises 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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If they are a budding poet - go for it
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Review by Peter Hore / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Helen Cox Tutor Website

Helen Cox is a Yorkshire-born novelist and poet. She started out as a self-published author and has since been published widely in journalism, non-fiction and poetry. Helen currently writes novels for Quercus Books and has taught creative writing for more than a decade. She holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of York St John and has been invited to speak on numerous radio programmes including BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

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: HW538

Please choose a course date 

Sun, day, 08 Dec - 08 Dec '19

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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