Loneliness Studio+ [Summer 2023]

Loneliness Studio+ [Summer 2023]

Join us to create community through writing, as we explore that difficult topic of loneliness.

Loneliness. Experiencing it can make you feel outside of even the smallest of things, at a vantage point that relies on distance. Poetry is often the watery brook, where company can be found in our pen and in our reading. Sometimes the poetic lens is sharpened by loneliness. Loneliness gives you a view of the world, where you lean back. Students on this course will work on crafting poems that investigate writing from a place of distance; we will dream-board about places for our loneliness to feel accompanied, and ways for poetry to help us to sit with our emotions by that very brook.

We will read poets such as Keats on solitude and the way that nature can hold a place for loneliness. Along with techno-feminist poetry by Frannie Choi, and poetry concerning wider questions of community and place, from poets such as Yu Yoyo (translated by Dave Haysom), Lee Hyemi (tr. Soje), Norman Erikson Pasaribu (tr. Tiffany Tsao), and Gboyega Odubanjo. Other perspectives will come in from reading extracts from writers like Ottessa Moshfegh on the communal feeling of loneliness, and songs on the same by artists like Dave and Little Simz.

An aim for the course will be to create a community for ourselves through writing, and through the act of taking part in a course together. The course will create a space for us to consider questions like, ‘what is it about society that makes us all feel uniquely lonely?’ and ‘who are we to ourselves?’

Studio+ Courses are a new initiative from the Poetry School and feature a portfolio of preliminary reading, alongside 4 writing assignments, and some additional bonus features such as Zoom sessions, collaborative projects, and inter-disciplinary work. There are no Live Chats on this course.  

We are pleased to be offering a 50% discount on this course for under-represented writers, including poets from BIPOC, LGBTQI+, d/Deaf, &/or disabled communities. If you would like to take advantage of this discount, please email us on [email protected] to receive a coupon code.

To apply for one of our other concessionary rates, 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]. For more information visit our Online Courses page. 

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About Tice View Profile

Tice Cin is an interdisciplinary artist from north London. She has an MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture from UCL. Tice has acted and performed at venues such as Battersea Arts Centre and Barbican’s Pit Theatre, and has been commissioned by organisations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Her poetry has published in bath magg, Somesuch Magazine, Magma Poetry Journal and more. Her profile on producer KG was named amongst Complex Magazine’s best music journalism of 2021, and she has written for places such as DJ Mag and Mixmag. A DJ and music producer, she is preparing to release an accompanying album for Keeping the House with a host of talented features from Kareem Parkins-Brown to Latekid to lostintottenham. Keeping the House has been named one of Guardian’s Best Books of 2021, and has been featured in The Scotsman, The New York Times and the Washington Post.  A filmmaker, she is currently writing and co-directing three short films.

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