Creative Writing - Poetry in the Making - Online Course - Community Learning - 18:30-20:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 7 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date -
Sessions Friday: 6pm - 8pm & 6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 3
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost FREE - £12.38

This course is for people looking for some focused help to kickstart writing a number of poems. Taught by two Inspire tutors who are poets themselves, the course offers a retreat-style experience to focus on the process of making a poem.           


It will include using visual prompts, forms of existing poems and discussion to help generate your poems, time away from screen to progress and develop your drafts plus the motivation of a supportive group who will give feedback on your work when we meet up again. The course is for everyone – those new to writing poetry as well as those who have written before.

On this course, you will look at:

  • Where do you find a poem?   
  • Using poems and images as prompts  
  • Working on a poem – writing your first draft  
  • Working on a poem – development after the first draft 
  • Starting to edit a poem  
  • Developing a developmental feedback approach to your own and others’ work  

You will require, pencil, paper notebook or other means of recording ideas, and writing drafts of poems. 


This course will take place over 3 sessions:

Session 1 - Friday evening, 6.30-8

Session 2 - Saturday 6th Feb 10am-12pm

Session 3 - Friday 12th, 6pm-8pm



This is an online course. A suitable electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access will be required. Learners will be required to download and use Zoom (free software).



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 a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK 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:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.

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