Writing: Creative - Poetry from Rhyme to Rap - All - (29/4) - BHS60153B

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Next term start date

29 Apr 2020


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS60153B

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  • Broughton High School
    Carrington Road,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £37.50 for term
  • Wednesday 19:00

Activity description

This five-week course will develop your individual voice in poetry, whether you are interested in traditional verse forms, performance poetry, or anything in between. The tutor is a widely published and award-winning poet in both English and Scots. The course is open to both beginners and those with experience of creative writing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Basic literacy, and an interest in writing creatively. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have learned/be able to: - gain confidence in using a variety of poetic forms and techniques; - use a range of imagery, and approach a variety of subject-matter; - constructively critique each other’s work; - develop an appreciation of poetic voice; - develop their individual poetic voice in English, Scots, and/or another dialect. GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: Tutor-led, with discussions, practical activities, and group work. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROXIMATE & ADDITIONAL COSTS: Writing materials (pen and paper, or a laptop if preferred).

Term information

  • Date term started:29 Apr 2020 (starts in 94 days)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 5 lessons remaining
  • Places:14
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Concession
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Reduced
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (5 lessons)

Date Day Time
29 Apr 2020 Wednesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
06 May 2020 Wednesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
13 May 2020 Wednesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
20 May 2020 Wednesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
27 May 2020 Wednesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue details

Broughton High School

Carrington Road
Tel: 0131 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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