How to Write a Poem-West Bridgford Library-Community Learning

West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 1pm - 3pm
No. sessions 4
Venue West Bridgford Library, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £36

About this course

  • Enable those who have written a little poetry or no poetry at all to develop their writing in a supportive atmosphere  
  • Support learners to be more confident about with writing poetry 
  • Equip learners  to provide developmental feedback, of their own work and others 
  • Provide some basic tools of writing: style, form, structure, rhyme and rhythm 


 What will be covered on the course?  What will be taught to learners? 

Learners will:  

  • Develop their own ways of finding inspiration 
  • Learn how to draft and edit a new poem 
  • Find language  to offer constructive feedback on a poem 
  • Learn some techniques used by published poets to create a strong piece of writing 
  • What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

Learners will: 

  • All have written at least one poem 
  • Will  have gained  the confidence  move forward with their writing 
  • Understand more about the technical aspects of writing poetry 
  • Have learned how to offer and receive developmental feedback 

Learners will require - Pencil/pen  and paper 


 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  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/

 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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