“GRRR, ARGGH”: Poems Inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“GRRR, ARGGH”: Poems Inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A day of writing new poems – the ultimate Buffy fandom / poetry / Halloween crossover event!

You love Buffy – and we get it. She saved the world. A lot. You also love poetry – why else would you be looking at Poetry School listings? Now put the two together, on October 31st, and you get a Halloween workshop where you’ll spend the day writing poems inspired by the world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Sound good?

What do you love about Buffy? Is it the one-liners? The heartache? The empowerment? The apocalypses? We’ll be looking at different tropes and unpacking what we love about the show, watching Buffy clips and reading existing poems to compare ideas and craft, and to generate new work.

This isn’t about heavy critiquing – this will be a fast-paced day that revolves around creating new ideas and coming at the fandom, and poetry, from different angles. We’ll be using lots of fun games and writing prompts to shake up the writing process and give you some new tools.

So, do you have the emotional maturity of more than a blueberry scone? Are you like a superhero or something? Do you know why Joan’s the boss? Then sign up for this ludicrous workshop that will be a day of unabashed celebration, both of poetry and Buffy herself.

Saturday 31 October, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

This class will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building. More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

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Chrissy Williams‘s first collection Bear (Bloodaxe, 2017), was described by The Telegraph (50 Best Books of the Year) as an “inventive, goofy, oddly moving debut”, and by Poetry Review as having an “interest in the unknown [which] runs through the volume from ghost websites to distant galaxies”. Her pamphlet Flying into the Bear was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Her work has been published in numerous pamphlets, magazines and anthologies, including ANGELA (Sidekick Books, 2013), which fuses together Murder, She Wrote and Twin Peaks, and in the anthology Adventures in Form: A Compendium of Poetic Forms, Rules & Constraints (Penned in the Margins, 2012). Her work was also featured in the Poetry and TV Conference at the University of Birmingham.

‘The Poetry School shows a blue sky approach to what it considers poetry. I have benefitted from this immensely by being made aware of possibilities in my practice that I didn’t even know existed before. It can only be a great force in stimulating difference and experiment.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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