Tales of the Globe

Tales of the Globe

Take a whirlwind tour of tales, myths and folk stories.

Starting with Grimm, we will then look at some tales from non-European sources. These will include the Hasidic parable, the Arabian Nights and an Asian version of Little Red Riding Hood. Some context for our whirlwind tour of tales of the globe will be supplied by the mythographer Marina Warner and the the Judaic scholar Gershom Scholem. Each session will consist of reading, discussion and  producing your own poems in response to this wide range of sources.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 6:45pm – 8:45pm, starting 18th May. 

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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Karen Whiteson has had poetry published in numerous magazines and anthologies.  She has written libretti for chamber operas  and her radio play was broadcast on Radio 3. These have been published in the Edinburgh Review and on the Ink Sweat & Tears website as well as in anthologies published by Penguin, Aurora Metro and Unthank Books.  She has taught Creative Writing in a wide range of contexts including The Drill Hall, Lauderdale House, The Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.

I find the courses at the Poetry School are very stimulating and I enjoy listening to others’ work as well as having my own poetry workshopped. I miss the classes during the holidays!

– Spring 2016 survey response, April 2016

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