Creative writing - Poetry

Creative Writing courses at Portslade Adult Learning

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.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 9th April 2019
1100 - 1600
DURATION:
1 Day
Code:
CL035
Full fee:
£38
Concessionary fee:*
£32

TUTOR:

Rachel Shorer

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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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.

COURSE CONTENT

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.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • 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

Writing exercises

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

Not required.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Paper and a pen.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

PACA offers 10 week courses in Creative Writing for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced writers.

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