Yippee-Ki-Yay: Poems Inspired by DIE HARD

Yippee-Ki-Yay: Poems Inspired by DIE HARD

Join us for a day in December writing new poems inspired by the classic Christmas movie DIE HARD. Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…

* This course will take place on video-conferencing platform ZOOM *  

We’ll spend the day delighting in DIE HARD’s festive treats: Bruce Willis tiptoeing barefoot round Nakatomi Plaza like a Christmas mouse wielding a machine gun; Alan Rickman’s Ode-to-Joyful accent and his band of diligent terrorist elves; Reginald VelJohnson’s buddy cop attitude so jolly you almost forget his backstory. 

This isn’t about workshopping or critiquing your work – it’ll be a fast-paced day on Zoom that whisks us from screen to page in a high-octane bid to generate new work. We’ll be watching clips, reading poems, and thinking about family, explosions, right-wing vigilantism, and the true meaning of the most wonderful time of the year, ho ho ho. 

So, Hans, Bubby, let’s spend an exceptional day together talking DIE HARD and poetry. Welcome to the party, pals! 

1 full-day Zoom session, running 10.30am–4.30pm (GMT) on 16 December 2023.

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Image credit: Stan Winston School of Character Arts 

About Chrissy Williams View Profile

Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor based in London. Her work has been featured on BBC radio and television, and her first collection BEAR (Bloodaxe, 2017) was one of The Telegraph’s 50 Best Books of the Year. She is editor of the online journal PERVERSE. Her second collection LOW was published by Bloodaxe in May 2021. 

‘Chrissy was a wonderful tutor. Interesting, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inclusive. The activities and selected poems, along with discussion of films were extremely interesting.’

- Spring 2023 survey response

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