Mix up your writing and learn new skills and techniques with Jacqueline Saphra.
Looking to develop your writing and build your confidence 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 a working draft to develop and bring back to the group for discussion. There will be optional formal suggestions offered to motivate you, build your confidence 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 27th September.
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’s poetry has been widely published and her plays performed on stage and television. She is a screenwriting graduate of the National Film School. She was on the editorial board of Magma Poetry magazine, has been Poet in Residence for Transport for London and for Good Housekeeping Magazine. She is a founder of The Shuffle, a regular poetry reading event at The Poetry Café in Covent Garden, and of Somewhere in Particular, a site-specific poetry events organisation.
Her first pamphlet, Rock’n’Roll Mamma was published by Flarestack in 2007 and her first full collection, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2007) was developed with funding from Arts Council England and nominated for The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. A book of illustrated prose poems, If I Lay on my Back I saw Nothing but Naked Women, was published by The Emma Press in November 2014 and won the Saboteur award for Best Collaborative Work 2015.
Her most recent collection, All My Mad Mothers, was published by Nine Arches Press in Summer 2017.
I have been so lucky to find the Poetry School, from the first time I stepped into the on line community and the wonderful face to face classes – I have grown as a poet. The Poetry School – has made learning accessible, enjoyable, social, challenging and fruitful.