I’m teaching a new poetry course in Nottingham for the lovely Writing School East Midlands at the end of this month (oh my god, it’s February already) looking at some of the building blocks of poetry – image, structure, syntax and well, good old words! It’s called Leap Into Poetry. It will be a good and healthy leap into poetry for those new to it, and a bit of a jumping up and down in poetry for those who have written some and just want to make some time and space for their writing. So, there’ll be tons of exercises to generate poems we can work on at home, reading published and other participant’s work (the most important thing for writing) and feedback. It’s a short course – only 4 weeks – so, more a fairy-jump than a full-fat leap, but jump none-the-less.
(The picture above is me teaching at the lovely Nottingham Poetry Society, but it’s the only Notts teaching photo I have.)
The details for Leap into Poetry are below, and if you want to book a place, you can do so HERE or click on any of the links in the details.
4 Week Course
Day & Time: Thursdays, 1 pm – 3 pm
Date: 26 February – 19 March
Where: Waterstones Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR
Cost: £64, £56 conc.
Taking the building blocks of poetry writing as its focus, this short course will explore imagery, structure, sound and language to produce poetry drafts we can develop at home. Suitable for writers new to poetry as well as poets looking for inspiration through exercises, examples and group feedback.