Creative Writing-Poetry in a Day-Sound and Sense-West Bridgford Library-Community Learning

West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Key details

Time 10am - 3pm
Venue West Bridgford Library, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £20.25

About this course

Whether you are an absolute beginner or finding your way with poetry writing, this lively and collaborative day will give you the energy, confidence and inspiration to continue. Via the work of published poets, developmental feedback from the tutor and the group and stimulating exercises we will work together to help you find your own voice in a supportive atmosphere

What will be covered on the course?  

  • What is a poem and where do you find it? 
  • Using poems, ideas, memory and images as prompts  
  • Sound, rhythm, form and  structure 
  • Working on a poem – writing your first draft  
  • Working on a poem – development after the first draft and editing 
  • Developing a developmental feedback approach to your own and others’ work  

Learners will: 

  • All have written at last one poem 
  • Have a number of drafts of poems underway  
  • Have experimented with using existing poems, images and other prompts to make a start on their poems  
  • Be able to recognize a number of poetic forms  
  • Will be able to offer developmental feedback for themselves and others 

You will need:

  • Pens and Paper 

Suggested Reading for the course –  

  • 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem – A Poem for Every Week of the Year, Ruth Padel, Vintage Books, 2004 ISBN 978-0-099-42915-9 
  • The Rattle Bag, ed. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, Faber and Faber, 1982 ISBN 0 571 11976 X 
  • Here to Eternity: An Anthology of Poetry, selected by Andrew Motion, Faber and Faber, 2001 ISBN 0 571 20464 3 
  • Staying Alive, Real Poems for Unreal Times, ed. Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books, 2002 ISBN 9781 8522 46754 
  • Writing Poetry and Getting Published, Matthew Sweeney and John Hartley Williams, Hodder and Stoughton ISBN 0-360-66377-4 

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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