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Writing Creative - Poetry - Playing with Language I - All level - ONL67553

Day and time

Wednesdays - 6.00pm - 7.30pm starting 28th October 2020.

Number of weeks / hours

1 and a half hours a week for 5 weeks.

Course level and entry requirements

Students must be able to participate in every session of this course.

All level. This is an entry level course with no entry requirements.

Overview / introduction to the course

We will explore imagery, voice, line breaks, form and the element of surprise in poetry through a series of talks, exercises, workshops and discussions.  

How the course will be taught

The course will be taught by Lynn Davidson over five weeks. The weekly sessions will focus on one topic. The topics are: Imagery, Voice, Line Breaks, Form, and Surprise.  

What students can expect to learn

  • How to get words on the page
  • How to use poetic techniques to write your best poems 
  • How to give feedback on shared poems
  • How to enjoy playing with language

Resources required by students and additional costs

Resources required are internet and computer or smart phone to access YouTube and to participate in the interactive weekly discussion and workshop.  

There are no additional costs beyond a pen and a notebook.

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