Poetry Please

Inspired by BBC Radio 4's wonderful Poetry Please, here is a chance to indulge in pure poetry on a wintry Monday afternoon. Bring along your favourite jpoems to read aloud, or have read by your tutor, who is a published poet. Help to choose a poet or theme to study each week. You will also be encourgaed to write poems of your own.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 10th January 2018
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL034
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

TBC

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Inspired by BBC Radio 4's wonderful Poetry Please, here is a chance to indulge in pure poetry on a wintry Monday afternoon. Bring along your favourite jpoems to read aloud, or have read by your tutor, who is a published poet. Help to choose a poet or theme to study each week. You will also be encourgaed to write poems of your own.

COURSE CONTENT

– Read the work of traditional and contemporary poets.
– Explore language, imagery, style, form, themes and emotion.
– Use different strategies to create a poem.
– Possible reading from a visiting poet.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Become confident in reading and analysing poems.
  • Develop poetry writing skills.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

– Share poems and discuss with group.
– Listen to recordings of well-known poets.
– In-class writing activities and homework tasks.
– Honing – what to leave in, what to take out.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements, other than a love of poetry. All students are warmly welcomed and encouraged to participate.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Your poems will be workshopped each week in a supportive environment, and your tutor will offer constructive criticism.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Each week you will be asked to bring a poem to read in class. Be prepared to write a poem for homework too. At the end of the course your tutor will run a competition and the best poem wins a prize.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Notebook and pen.
Folder for handouts.
Poems to read aloud.
Please bring one or two winter-themed poems to the first class.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Continue reading and discovering new poets.
Increasingly, with the emergence of many online magazines, there are opportunities for poets to get published and submit to competitions. Your tutor will keep you informed of upcoming competitions.

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