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Nov 18 - Dec 9
10:00 - 12:30
Reading and Writing Poetry
Short courses

4 weeks: 18, 25, November; 2, 9 December

Mondays: 10.00-12.30

Course code: 19TON405

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Led by a published poet, this course takes a selection of different poems each week to help you analyse structure, meaning and rhythm with the aim of learning new writing tools for yourself.As well as reading and discovering new and well-established poets, this course is practical with lots of writing involved. You will work though fun and exploratory writing exercises to find your own style, try out new techniques and get inspiration from many different sources.The poets we will be looking at will include the best of British and international poets working today. This is very much an inclusive and enjoyable course, there is no need to read in advance (unless you want to) and all texts will be given to you. For those who want, there will be an opportunity to share your work with the class and to help build confidence in your writing.We will also be looking at current opportunities for publishing poetry.

About the tutor

Sarah Salway is a novelist, an award-winning short story writer, poet and experienced creative writing tutor based in Kent. Her work has been translated into several languages, commissioned by BBC Radio Four, and made into short films; her poetry has appeared in many places including financial newspapers, public parks and postcards. Sarah is a former Canterbury Laureate, and Royal Literary Fellow at both the London School of Economics and the University of Kent.


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