Live Wires: Starting to Write (Autumn 2021)

Live Wires: Starting to Write (Autumn 2021)

Spark your creativity and take your first steps into the world of poetry!

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

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 poets from the past, before developing your own work with in-class prompts designed to tap into your creativity, exploring different themes each week.These themes may include: writing from the senses, memories and emotions; metaphor and simile; writing for the voice; creating poems of time and place; poems of praise; and introductions to a few popular poetic genres and forms.

There will be some gentle sharing and discussion of your writing, led by published poet and experienced tutor, Becky Varley–Winter, to help you find your voice and bring exciting new poems into the world. At the end of each term we will create a literary magazine, featuring any course participants who wish to put their work in print, to give a taste of selecting, honing and editing your poems.

10 weekly sessions on Thursdays, 6.45-8.45pm, starts 7 October 2021. This is the first of a three-term course.

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]

About Becky Varley-Winter View Profile

Becky Varley-Winter’s debut poetry pamphlet is Heroines: On the Blue Peninsula (V. Press, 2019). Her poetry has been longlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2019, won the T. R. Henn and Brewer-Hall Prizes and been published in Poetry Review, Vessel, Magma, Rising, Finished Creatures, and Tentacular, amongst others. She has also written a book on modernist poetry and literary fragments, Reading Fragments and Fragmentation in Modernist Literature (Sussex Academic Press, 2018) and a collection of short stories, BLOOM, forthcoming from Broken Sleep Books.

‘This is the first time I have attended a course of this nature. It has been incredibly inspiring and very accessible. Having taken the first steps towards putting pen to paper in such a friendly and supportive environment I feel confident and able to continue along this path. Writing time has very quickly become a natural part of my daily routine.’

– Spring 2021 Survey

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