*Start-up Poetry Writing 2
Start-up Poetry Writing 2
Course Tutor: Pauline Buckland
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Did you stick your fingers in your ears when they made you ‘do’ poetry at school?
Have you recently thought that you might actually like to explore a new way of expressing yourself, but that you would appreciate a few practical tips to get you started?
Start-up Poetry 2 is a programme of eight fortnightly sessions designed to help you catch up on some of those things you refused to listen to at school: rhyme and rhythm /metre; word choice; sound qualities; verse forms; free verse – and any others that members would like to raise.
It will take place on Zoom from 11.00 am till 12.30 pm on alternate Tuesdays, starting on At the end of April date TBC
This is the second programme I’m running. The first, which ended recently, turned out to be a fascinating mix of enthusiastic people whom it was a real pleasure to get to know.
The plan is to spend the first half of each session looking at one particular aspect of poetry. Then, after a ten-minute break, the second half will be an opportunity for members to share their own work and discuss progress. Please note: there is no obligation to share your work if you’re feeling bashful – this is all about building confidence. And, while supportive comment is very much encouraged, pointing out of faults or unasked advice for improvement is best saved for private correspondence, if individuals would like that.
The aim of the group is to give, as the title suggests, a starting boost to people who would like to try something new. If you already enjoy writing poetry, even if you’re on the short list for this year’s T S Eliot prize, you will still be very welcome - but you will have to sit through some pretty basic explanations and exercises at the start of each session!
You can contact Pauline the course tutor via Beacon Members Portal
Please address any other queries to the Groups Co-Ordinator