Start Writing Poetry

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have already taken your first steps towards writing poetry, this course will develop your craft.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017
10AM - 4PM
Nottingham Trent University
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About this event

The course will help you create and edit poems, considering form, tone and rhythm, and have the option of selecting your best poem to be published in a limited edition pamphlet.

This practical course is designed to support writers in developing their craft, and is open to beginners and more experienced writers who are new to poetry.

On this course you will:

  • develop and hone your skills in writing poetry
  • experience the stages in the process of creating a poem and preparing it for publication, from inception to completion
  • undertake poetry writing exercises
  • read poetry and short texts about the process of writing
  • begin to create a body of work that you can continue to work on beyond the course
  • receive high-quality feedback on your work in a supportive environment
  • work with a tutor to identify the next steps for your writing.

There’ll be some readings in the workshops but there is also scope, if participants are willing, to arrange a public reading of the work.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have developed the confidence and skills to continue writing poems independently, or perhaps want to take further studies in the future.

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street


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The course fee is £240. Please bring with you: a notepad and pen; and any notes, ideas or examples of previous writing.

To book your place, visit the NTU website

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