WS301 Writing Poetry: Craft and Inspiration (Remote)

  • 30 Sep 2020
  • 04 Nov 2020
  • 6 sessions
  • 30 Sep 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CEST)
  • 07 Oct 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CEST)
  • 14 Oct 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CEST)
  • 21 Oct 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CEST)
  • 28 Oct 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CET)
  • 04 Nov 2020, 3:30 PM 5:30 PM (CET)
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A poet needs both something to write about and skill in writing. We will focus on these two themes so important in strong poetry - mastering elements of craft and finding inspiration. Each week we will do some writing in class and a homework task will be set so that we can share what we've written the following week. Teaching will cover how to write stronger poetry and where to find sources of inspiration. All levels of experience welcome.

This course will resume online only, this is due to changes in current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

About the Instructor: David Barnes is a British poet who has run a weekly writers' workshop at Shakespeare & Company and an open mike poetry night every Monday (SpokenWord Paris) for a decade. He is the Editor in Chief of The Bastille, the literary magazine of SpokenWord Paris. His poetry has been published in a number of magazines. He was the co-editor of Strangers in Paris - New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (2011, Tightrope Books) which included work by such writers as Alice Notley, Jorie Graham and John Berger. He has previosuly taught classes for WICE in short fiction, travel writing and turning life into fiction.

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