Take it Forward

Take it Forward

This new beginners' course will galvanize your creativity and teach you how to get those burning poems out.

‘I want to be able to speak and sing and make my soul occur…’ Do these words of poet W S Graham strike a chord with you?  Do you have a poem in you burning to get out? This new course for beginners aims to galvanize your creativity. Each week we’ll read and discuss poems, looking at a range of contemporary work as well as seminal writers from the past. Meet Ocean Vuong’s passionate prose-poems and Gerard Manley’s Hopkins’ proto hiphop, examine the poems of everyone from Alice Oswald to Warsan Shire – these writers will inspire you to harness your own poetic impulse and take it forward.

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 18th September.

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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Ellen Cranitch is a poet, journalist and teacher. She has taught at the University of St Andrews, City University and UCL. Her collection The Immortalist was published by Templar Press in 2017. www.ellencranitch.com

The content and assignments were amazing. I learned a lot that will affect all aspects of my writing. The course far exceeded my expectations, which were already high, having previously done a course with the same tutor.

– Autumn 2016 survey response

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