Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop

Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop

by The Poetry School

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary and re-make language in this one-day poetry course with Kate Potts.

Reading And Writing Class

6 hour workshop

Beginner

Lambeth SE11

Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop
by The Poetry School
Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop by The Poetry School - art in London

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Classes

6 hour workshop

Daytime

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary and re-make language in this one-day poetry course with Kate Potts.

In this workshop

How might poets use, publicise and critique the dictionary in their work?

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary through the work of Kei Miller, Mary Kinzie, Solmaz Sharif and Sarah Howe.

You will experiment with dictionary definition form, Oulipan dictionary-related constraints, and dialect words, re-making the language for your own poetic purposes and creating new poems for your collection.

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Did you know?

The word 'esquivalience', which appears in the New Oxford American Dictionary, was invented by one of the editors to catch out plagiarists.
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Class location

Lambeth
81 Lambeth Walk
SE11 6DX
London

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About your host, The Poetry School

Ready to write poetry?

The Poetry School has 20 years of experience in nurturing new poets through an intriguing and accessible teaching programme and a range of professional development opportunities. They are the biggest provider of poetry education in the UK - wow! So come and join in - learn to write, read, perform and publish in a supportive community of like-minded beginner and experienced writers.

All poets of all stages are welcome - from the nervous beginner to the seasoned professional. If you have a desire to start putting the best words in the best order, try a workshop or a course with The Poetry School, and see where your imagination leads you. 

The Poetry School – it’s where poetry happens.

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Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop
by The Poetry School
Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop by The Poetry School - art in London
6 hour workshop