Advanced Poetry Workshops (Online) 2021-2022
(Online Learning. One year. One morning per week for 20 weeks)
This higher-level course has been designed for writers with prior experience of working in poetry groups, published poets or writers who have attended poetry writing courses as part of Higher Education courses and who would like to continue exploring their professional practice, writing technique and style in practical writing sessions.
The move to online learning
Work patterns and learning patterns are changing. The technology is now available for us to move confidently into online learning. An essential part of our approach is to ensure that writers can interact on screen. It is now possible to meet with your tutor and other writers in your group online, to share work and for the tutor to run a live seminar with you reading and discussing work in progress. You will also have a Writers’ Forum available to you, through which you can stay in contact with the other writers in your group, share work and information about events, readings, weblinks etc. We have discovered that in many areas video conferencing offers effective approaches to teaching beyond those available in the traditional classroom. For anyone unfamiliar with online learning, in the week before your course begins we will be offering Zoom familiarisation sessions.
An other exciting thing about teaching online is that it has opened up access to our courses We are excited at the prospect of working with writers from more diverse backgrounds both geographically and culturally.
Use of computers
It is now a standard requirement that writers on writing programmes use computers for communication and the production of work. This has become more important now that online learning is being used more extensively. Writers should ensure that they have access to a desktop computer with a video camera and good internet connection.
This course has been designed for writers with prior experience of working in poetry groups, published poets or writers who have attended poetry writing courses as part of Higher Education courses and who would like to continue exploring their professional practice, writing technique and style in practical writing sessions.
The programme is delivered through weekly seminars which run for two and a half hours. You will access your online classes through your course page. For your online class, you simply click on the link on your course page to join your tutor and the other writers in the online classroom.
The group will meet weekly to explore and discuss aspects of poetic technique or to review work in progress. Each seminar runs for two and a half hours. These sessions will be facilitated and run by the writing tutor. There will be opportunities for poets to present work, ideas and practical exercises and to suggest topics for discussion, should they so wish. The emphasis will be on practical writing in the class as well as critiquing work in progress. Between meetings, you will be able to share work and raise questions around writing technique with other writers in the group through the interactive webpage for the course.
This course will be taught in English. All writers applying must ensure they have a good working knowledge of the English language
Autumn: 4th October – 17th December (Reading Week 25th – 29th October)
Spring: 10th January – 25th March (Reading Week 14th – 18th February)
No formal qualifications required
Dr Mark Slater (director), Verity Spott, Dr John McCullough
£500 per annum.
Fees can also be paid in instalments at the beginning of each term. Please note, there is a small additional admin charge if fees are paid per term
Autumn Term: £260
Spring Term: £260
International students, please note, fees must be paid in GB pounds
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