Poetry and the moving image

Course Dates: 01/08/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Both film and poetry explore imagery and have the capacity to capture and expand a single moment in time. On this fun short course you will learn how write poems inspired by the world of film and cinema.


What is the course about?

Explore the relationship between film and poetic form in this fun short course designed to inspire your pen. Students will have the opportunity to take part in numerous writing exercises prompted by characters, settings, messages and moments that originated on the big screen.

What will we cover?

- Common connections between poetry and film.
- Writing poetry inspired by cinematic imagery.
- Writing poetry inspired by characters and themes captured on film.

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

- Develop your understanding of the connections between poetry and film.
- Write first draft poetry inspired by cinematic imagery.
- Write first draft poetry inspired by characters or themes captured on film.

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

This is a beginners course. Students will need to be able to write in fluent English.

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

Students will be taught through a mixture of tutor instruction, analysis of film clips and poetry excerpts, short writing activities and pair work.

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

Please bring writing materials.

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.

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: HW357

Sat, day, 01 Aug - 01 Aug '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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Any questions? writing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2717

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