Mix up your writing and learn new skills and techniques with Jacqueline Saphra
Looking to develop your writing through experimentation, play and close reading? Every week you’ll read a selection of inspiring poems written on a particular theme: these will act as a springboard for your own work. In-workshop writing exercises will give you drafts to develop and bring back to the group for discussion. There will be optional formal suggestions offered to motivate you, help you to move away from familiar territory, go on some poetry adventures and surprise yourself. The last two weeks of each term will be ‘Students’ Choice’ where you’ll have a chance to decide what the theme should be. The year will end with a public reading.
10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 3 Oct. This is the first term of a three-term course.
All classes will be in our new 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.
About Jacqueline Saphra View Profile
Jacqueline Saphra is a playwright, screenwriter, poet and keen collaborator. Her first book, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women was published by (The Emma Press 2017) and won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. In 2017 A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (Hercules Editions 2017) was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award and her latest collection from Nine Arches Press, All My Mad Mothers, was shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize. She lives in London. www.jacquelinesaphra.com
‘Writing poetry is becoming part of my life, hard, exciting, sometimes rewarding, puzzling, challenging. The courses I have attended have left me feeling comfortable and very curious about all of this – chasing my way of writing as Richard Hugo would have it.’