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Tutor Academy

Private Group with 5 members

This is a Campus group associated with the Tutor Academy course, a place for course members to share work, resources and conversation.

Course description:We don’t only teach poetry writing skills at the Poetry School. We help working poets extend their range too – hence this course where experienced poets, new to teaching, try their wings in front of a class of helpful students. James Brookes will be looking at vanity, Luke Heeley at iconography, Wayne Holloway Smith will be ‘making it wonky’, Holly Hopkins will sort out your list poems and Sarah Howe will be working with dream poems. (More details on http://www.poetryschool.com.) Lots of great prompts for and feedback on your writing at half the price of our usual courses.

Taking Your Writing Further

Private Group with 1 member

This is a Campus group associated with Myra Schneider’s Taking Your Writing Further course, a place for course members to share work, resources and conversation.

Course description: A group which focuses on detailed feedback and discussion of your poems in each session, also key topics. This year topics will include the music of poetry, taking risks, subtexts and some key twentieth century poets.

Here & There & Now

Private Group with 5 members

This is a Campus group associated with Roddy Lumsden’s Here and There and Now course, a place for course members to share work, resources and conversation.

Course description: To be a contemporary poet, you should read contemporary poetry, but it’s easy to fall behind when so much is happening and so many new poets are publishing. This course is aimed at well-read advanced students who want to discuss and learn about recent developments in UK and US poetry. This term will look at a new generation of younger UK/US poets who are revitalising poetry. Class members will be encouraged to write and show poetry which responds creatively to the poems discussed.

Poetry & Prose

Private Group with 2 members

This is a Campus group associated with Myra Schneider’s Poetry & Prose course, a place for course members to share work, resources and conversation.

Course description: A monthly meeting for those who have had some experience in writing poetry or serious fiction, involving exercises and in-depth feedback to develop critical skills. Myra’s particular interests lie in personal writing, an area in which she’s widely published, also narrative.

Finding a Style

Private Group with 3 members

This is the first of a trio of student-centred courses designed both for relative beginners looking for a more structured approach to their writing and for experienced writers looking to widen their repertoire or make a fresh start. You will have the opportunity to develop one or more approaches to writing and start to build up a body of creative work with a definite individual identity. You will examine the basics of free and formal verse structures, but also consider different ways into writing and different ways in which writing can engage with public or private themes. Through exercises, reading, writing, group feedback and small group planning sessions, you will be encouraged to construct an independent voice, to create shapes on the page and develop your writing with confidence.

The Poetry Library Lock-In

Private Group with 2 members

This is a Campus group associated with the Poetry Library Lock-in course, a place for course members to share work, resources and conversation.

Course description: A new course for poetry writers and readers, to celebrate the Poetry Library’s 60th anniversary. Poets and regular Library users Claire Crowther, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Fiona Moore, Daljit Nagra and James Wilkes, in discussion with resident Librarians and course students, will talk about their discoveries in the Library and the new work it has led to. After-hours access to the Library’s collection of books, audio, video and ephemera will inspire new poems and deepen understanding of current trends in contemporary poetry. This course is suitable for people looking for independent inspiration for new work and also those wanting informal but in-depth poetry discussion.