Top 10 Best Poetry classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Thee aim is rhyme if you have the time. Experience poetry through reading and writing and learn how to bring deeper meaning into poetry work or understand more themes and emotions poetry can display. Whether its a love poem, funeral poem or poetry about friendship our talented teachers are here to help you develop and learn poetic skills.

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1. Women's Creative Writing Group
Key Details: Thursday Evenings: 6:30pm - 8:45pm 21st April - 14th July. Break week: 2nd June. Duration: 12 weeks Costs: 12 weeks standard rate £144 12 weeks concessionary rate £48 (proof of Benefit required) Course Content: Set at the London School of Mosaic in Gospel Oak, 'A Room of Our Own' is a Creative Writing course for Women of all ages that will encourage you to write creatively by exploring the expression of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We will celebrate our favourite women authors and share our creativity through writing, ideas and feelings. As a group we will develop various writing techniques such as dialogue, setting, storyline and character and build confidence and relationships through sharing our work. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly space. Each week we will check out authors such as Maya Angelou, Virginia Woolf, Travis Alabanza and Olivia Laing. Attendees are welcome to suggest ideas, texts, and authors they find inspirational. Skill level: The course aims to reach a broad scope of capability. The concept is to share and support the growth and autonomy of women as authors. We welcome those that have a deeper understanding of literature and writing, but equally if you wish to come and learn from a completely new perspective you are more than welcome to attend. A good grasp of the English language is essential. Your tutor: Ruth V Jarvis is a BA (Hons) author, editor and script consultant. Her creative writing focuses on trauma narrative expressed through poetry, feminist, historical, and creative non-fiction. She understands the key components to develop and encourage others to build a solid foundation in their writing practice and bring their stories to life.
£144
4.50
2. Creative Writing Workshop
Get down to the nuts and bolts of creative writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We will look at the various aspects of what it takes to be a creative writer in this class. We will develop techniques such as: Character, Setting, Story Arc, Dialogue, Research, The editing process, Feedback and critique, Genre and Form. We will explore the text of established authors in context to each week's subject. All this will be done in an environment where writers are encouraged to support each other's process by sharing, listening and giving feedback. The class is open to all levels, as there is value in learning from the self-expression of others. This is an LGBTQ friendly environment. Skill level: The course aims to reach a broad scope of capability. The concept is to share and support the growth and autonomy of women as authors. We welcome those that have a deeper understanding of literature and writing, but equally if you wish to come and learn from a completely new perspective you are more than welcome to attend. A good grasp of the English language is essential. Your tutor: Ruth V Jarvis is a BA (Hons) author, editor and script consultant. Her creative writing focuses on trauma narrative expressed through poetry, feminist, historical, and creative non-fiction. She understands the key components to develop and encourage others to build a solid foundation in their writing practice and bring their stories to life.
£144
4.50
3. The Sugar Workshops: Body Poetry
This body poetry workshop – or performance – is about performing a poem, a sentence, words, a word. To put words into movements, is a form of catharsis, of expression, and even more a matter of releasing energies, positive or negative, and of unleashing memory, memories. From excerpts taken from her three-part poem, titled ‘SUGAR’, Nefta Poetry will lead this workshop of experimentation through the body, the breath, the touch, the voice… The workshop will be held at the Craftory (Silvertown), the former Tate Institute turned community space that is located in the shadow of the Tate & Lyle sugar factory on the banks of the River Thames. About Néfta Poetry There is no art nor research without commitment. This is Néfta Poetry’s conviction and polymorphous exploration. The workshop will be facilitated by visiting poetess, performer and dance choreographer Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette (Guadeloupe) aka Nèfta Poetry. She holds a PhD in American/Caribbean Sociology. Dance has always been her fundamental expression, multiplied through poetry, music, and performance. Her acoustic poetry has flourished for several years as part of a duo she formed with Gerald Toto (Melt In Motherland). Today, her words and voice echo her own body in her performance acts and choreographies - and performance swallows and digests all. About The Sugar Workshops These artist-led workshops form part of our wider public programme for the 'Divination's of worlds to come' art exhibition. Divination's is the second installation in the Afrokarib series exploring Caribbean cultural and social existence, and looks at themes of belonging, identity and immigration through the lens of Francophone Caribbean art and literature.
£15
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