About Introduction to Poetry and Poetic Writing (Summer)

Do you like poetry and would like to discover more with like minded others? Then this is the course for you. Over six weeks you will read, explore, discuss and write poetry.

What will you learn on this course?

During this six week course you will be introduced into creative poetic writing, and learn how to expand your own writing techniques and consider poetry in its widest form.

From poetic verse to poetry in prose and even song lyrics, this course will introduce you to the wonderful world of poetry.

The tutor will help you build confidence and find enjoyment in writing poetry, you will be encouraged to embrace the writing process.

During the course, you will:

  • Examine both new and old poetry, song lyrics and poetic writing
  • Produce poetic writing by learning some poetic techniques
  • Consider published poems/songs/poetic writing to gain a greater freedom in writing your own work
  • Learn to edit and develop own work by looking at published and non-published work

Participants will have the confidence to write in their own style, but with added ‘tools’ from the class to extend and continue.

Who is this course for?

This short course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for beginners who have little experience of creative writing, and improvers who are looking to refine their skills.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can engage in writing activities. A support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs

Do you need to bring anything?

We recommend bringing a note book and pen for the sessions.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Carol Preston

Dates and times

  • April – May