Comedy for Poets!

Comedy for Poets!

Put some comedy into your poetry with award-winning comedian and poet Angie Belcher.

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *

Ever wanted to turn your funny stories into poetry or learn how to use comedic devices in your writing? Then this is the course for you!

This 2-day workshop will help you channel your inner stand-up comedian, find your funny, and teach you how to creatively use comedy in your poetry; using industry tips, you’ll learn how humour can bring your audience closer to your writing, balancing the light and shade of a moment, and give your poetry a sharper edge.

This course is for anyone who would like to try their hand at writing in comedic ways, developing different literary personas, or is interested in how humour can function in poetry. You might have some great stories you’d like to make ready for a readership or want to learn how taking a humorous approach can lift these off the page. This course will give you the tips and tricks to develop a comedic persona and learn how best to deploy these techniques in your writing. All levels of poet will be welcome and students will get personalised feedback on their writing and performance.

Two sessions on 23 & 30 October, from 2–4.30pm.

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here.

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

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Angie Belcher is a facilitator, actor, writer, and stand up comedian with over 15 years’ experience creating and presenting shows. Angie’s clients include BBC, The Prince’s Trust, Capita, and WISH, London. She’s an award–winning trainer and professional coach teaching presentation skills to CEO’s and staff. Angie also relishes sharing her unique take on creative ambition and personal growth through motivational speaking and lecturing, her bravery seminar is currently touring the UK. An expert communicator, she regularly comperes Glastonbury Festival’s raucous Cabaret Tent and is an accomplished stand-up comedian and writer. Her show Mythical Creature won North East Theatre Guide’s best show at Edinburgh Festival and she gained 3rd Place in What The Frocks’ best UK Comedy Newcomer competition 2015. A proud graduate of The Institute for the Development of Human Potential, she holds a Masters diploma in Humanistic Psychology for Facilitation, Leadership, and Coaching and she is also stand up comedy tutor on Circomedia’s BA course in Contemporary Performing Arts. Angie is also currently Writer in Residence for First Story and Literature Works.

'The Poetry School has open up my mind to poetry and to the strong communities available out there in this context. Writing has become a safe haven, as I have built confidence and trust in it.'

- Spring 2021 survey response

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