Everyone likes a bite-sized chunk, right? Well here is a barrel full of them as we try to introduce our Autumn 2016 course programe in two lines or less…
The Construction of the Poem with Tim Dooley, Judy Brown, Matthew Caley, Claire Crowther and Martyn Crucefix: A 30-week course on the history and application of formal techniques in poetry.
Routes into Poetry with Tamar Yoseloff: A course for beginners and intermediate writers who want structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.
16 Ways of Writing a Poem with Mario Petrucci: An innovative and in-depth masterclass looking at (virtually) every way a poem can come into being.
Fresh Approaches with Ellen Cranitch: New approaches to writing poetry, looking at contemporary and less familiar work to inspire your writing.
Saturday Sessions with Ros Barber: Monthly all-day Saturday workshops with Ros Barber.
Training the Poem with Jacqueline Saphra: For intermediate poets looking to develop their writing through experimentation, play and close-readings.
Intermediate Poetry Workshop with Jacqueline Saphra: A weekly workshop for poets looking to develop their individual voice and technique.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Hannah Lowe: An advanced weekly workshop with a focus on editing, alongside a discussion of themes and ideas.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Matthew Caley: A chance for advanced poets to develop their work-in-progress through discussion and feedback.
Advanced Poetry Workshop with Kathryn Maris and Special Guests: One of our flagship advanced workshops, with the benefit of special guests.
Taking Your Writing Further with Myra Schneider: A monthly poetry group with detailed feedback and discussion in each session.
Poetry & Prose with Myra Schneider: A monthly group for writers of poetry and prose, providing detailed feedback and discussion in each session.
A Conversation with the Past (Romantics and Victorians) with Tim Dooley: A chance to develop your work through a structured look at writing from the past.
The Radiance of Materials: Stone/Wood/Glass with Fawzia Kane: An innovative course mining poetic inspiration from unrefined natural materials.
Off the Page with Niall O’Sullivan: Help bring your poetry off the page into performance and digital media.
Three Minutes to Midnight with James Brookes: Apocalyptic poetry from across the ages to inspire your own ‘end of the world’ writing.
The Battle of the Somme: Film, Poetry, Context, Performance with Simon Barraclough : A course exploring the 1916 documentary ‘The Battle of the Somme’, working towards a collaborative performance of new poems alongside a screening of the film.
One- and two-day workshops
Writing Our Youth with Andrew McMillan: Write the poetry of youth with the award-winning Andrew McMillan.
The Lyric Self with Dante Micheaux: Find and channel your lyric self in this workshop on Anglophone lyric poetry.
Hands on Zines with Cherry Styles: A hands-on-zine making workshop open to everyone.
Poetry and Visual Art with Tamar Yoseloff: Be inspired by visual art on the gallery tour, then come together a month later to workshop your poems.
Oops! The Poetry of Mitsakes with Bill Manhire: Be inspired by mistakes and missteps on a voyage of imaginative discovery.
Blake in Lambeth with Chris McCabe and Sophie Herxheimer: Think, write and work on visual responses while walking through Blake’s Lambeth before partaking in an art/print-making session.
Short Order Poetry to Go with Lisa Matthews: Write short, brief, tiny, miniscule micro-poems with Lisa Matthews.
Fortnightly Feedback with Catherine Smith: Detailed feedback on your work-in-progress poems from your tutor and fellow students.
Adventures in the Blind Field: Investigating the Unseen, the Unspoken with Sally Flint: Stretch the imagination of your poems by responding to photographic images.
Reinventing Dada: Anti-Poetry for the 21st Century with Melissa Lee-Houghton: Challenge the global political landscape through your writing with revolutionary techniques.
Deep Diving Poetry – the Language of Coastlines and the Sea with Claire Trévien: Write poems in the space between the cliff-face and the ocean’s depths.
Secrets and Lies with Kathryn Simmonds: investigate the silences in poems and how we can manipulate experience or use invention.
‘The Word Made Fresh’ – Restoring the Bible to English Poetry with Steve Ely: Engage with a fundamental text of the English language in this popular returning course.
Site-Seeing with Holly Corfield-Carr: Become an explorer in the places and spaces of your poems.
The Stanza with David Clarke: Sharpen your poetic craft by exploring the possibilities of the stanza.
Online International Courses
Tales from the World City (an International Course) with David Tait: Write the people and places of our urban spaces.
Transreading Spain (an International Course) with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese: Discover the voices of a divided country in our Transreading Europe series.
Blues Studio with Ryan Van Winkle: An intensive 3-week course riffing on sadness & grief and joy & happiness.
Haiku Rebellion Studio with Lynne Rees: A 3-week course that revisits and reinvents the most misunderstood of all poetic forms.
The Life of Things with Jean Atkin: create poetry from objects and artefacts – ranging from the quotidian to the sacred – and explore the stories and memories they bring with them.
Going Forward with the Sonnet with Edmund Prestwich: Part of the poet’s toolkit for 800 years – learn to write in this most versatile of forms.
Poetry Studio with Fiona Hamilton: Fiona’s Poetry Studio returns to Bristol for another year of feedback, writing and inspiration.
In Other Voices with Jennie Osborne: Write in the voice of another to invigorate your poetic practice.