First Encounters (Summer 2018)

First Encounters (Summer 2018)

Take your first steps into the world of poetry!

Always wanted to write poetry, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you! Explore the world of poetry with inspiring readings of contemporary writers and seminal poets from the past, before developing your own work with in-class exercises designed to ignite your creativity. There will be some gentle sharing and discussion of your writing, led by published poet Meryl Pugh, to help you find your poetic voice, improve your skills and bring exciting new poems into the world.

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 17 May.

All classes will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU.  The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Meryl Pugh View Profile

Meryl Pugh is the author of Natural Phenomena (2018, Penned in the Margins) and two pamphlets, The Bridle (2011, Salt) and Relinquish (2007, Arrowhead Press).  She has a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing from UEA and teaches for Morley College as well as the Poetry School. Her home for the last twenty years has been Leytonstone, East London.

'I’ve always loved poetry & written privately without quite knowing why. The one course I’ve attended at the Poetry School was like being given a key to a treasure trove. It’s has helped me understand the relevance, importance & gift of poetry. I’ve re-read all my favourite poems again & again with new eyes & better understand, which makes them even more enjoyable & also I’ve read lots of new ones too. And I’ve reread all my own writing & I now know I really want to write & to write well. It feels like the beginning of an exciting journey & I’m really happy & can’t Thank You enough!’

Spring 2017 Survey response

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