Local writer Rachel Shorer thinks there’s something a bit magical about poetry. In this one day course she explores how poetry reaches places other words can’t. You’ll write different kinds of poems, read poetry and share your work with others. As a group of writers you’ll support and encourage each other. Suitable for those who haven’t read or written a poem since they were in school, those who already love reading and writing poetry, and everyone in between.
- Write different kinds of poems
- Use experiences and observations as a starting point for your writing
- Practice sharing your work and receiving feedback.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Looking at published authors
Exploring the craft of writing
Sharing and discussing writing
COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
No previous experience of creative writing is needed. You should feel comfortable reading your work aloud, and sharing your opinions in a group discussion.
HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE
Rachel will check in with how you’re getting on throughout the day. You’ll also share your writing and receive constructive feedback from the group on its strengths and areas for development.
EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE
Paper and a pen.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
PACA offers a 10 week course in Creative Writing: Memoirs.
We also run 10 week courses in Creative Writing for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced writers.