If we must first write from the heart in order to write poems for the heart, how do we begin this tender work?
*In line with current government advice, this course is currently being rescheduled, as is most of our face-to-face programme. Please keep an eye on this page and our newsletter for announcements as to when it will be rescheduled for, or contact us at [email protected] if you have any other questions or concerns.*
Join Liz Berry for an exploration of how to bring tenderness into your work and craft poems that touch readers and allow connections to be felt. We’ll read tender poems from Andrew McMillan, Raymond Antrobus, and Sharon Olds, amongst others, and share writing activities which will help sow the seeds for new poems.
All classes will be in our 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.
A 10% discount is available to residents local to the Poetry School (anyone currently living in Rotherhithe, Riverside, Surrey Docks, South Bermondsey, Grange or Livesey).
Please contact [email protected] for further information.
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Liz Berry‘s first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto, 2014), described as a “sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands” (the Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.
‘Great course wealth of material and well structured. I would like to participate in future courses with these tutors.’