What is the course about?
The popular use of the digital has transformed the poetry scene, and most poetry publications and poets have their own websites. Everything is online, but where do you start? Which websites should you go to for inspiration? What online tools and avenues are available for publishing and showcasing my own work? What do poets tweet about, and should I have a poet's website?
What will we cover?
• What are online poetry journals? How do I submit to them?
• How do I make use of websites, online journals and archives to inform my creative writing?
• What key poetry websites and apps are useful to practising poets?
• How do I connect with other poets and writers online?
• Should I have a poet's website? If I do, what kind of website should I create?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand much more about the online resources available for poets,
- Enhance your own profile and make connections digitally
- Locate resources that will inspire your writing
- Find out more about publishing opportunities
- Learn about key apps and websites to watch out for.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course aimed at students who have already started working on some poetry in other creative writing classes.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through a mix of tutor instruction, pair work and group work.
All writing courses at City Lit will involve an element of workshop. This means that students will produce work which will be discussed in an open and constructive environment with the tutor and other students. The college operates a policy of constructive criticism, and all feedback on another student’s work by the tutor and other students should be delivered in that spirit.
For classes longer than one day, regular reading and writing exercises will be set for completion at home to set deadlines.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Everything will be covered during the workshop. Materials will be provided. If you own a mobile device such as a tablet, it is useful to bring it to class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit has a range of creative writing courses aimed at poets. For more information, browse our website and search 'poetry.'.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details