The Salon: Developing Your Poems
Join Richard Scott and Maurice Riordan for this twelve-week intermediate course – find new paths for your work, broaden your understanding of the craft and meet a group of supportive, like-minded poets.
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- Thursdays, 19.00–21.00
£150 / month for 2 months and a £250.00 deposit
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Deepen your knowledge and create new work
At the heart of this lively and energetic course is the writing and sharing of new work. In weekly two-hour sessions, you’ll be creatively challenged to break free of your comfort zones.
You will be writing new poems each week with the expectation that you will broaden your techniques and intensify your poetic ambitions. Through the close reading and discussion of key texts, you’ll also be pushed towards a more rewarding way of reading and engaging with classic modern poetry.
Is this the right course for me?
This is an intermediate poetry course, which will work best for students who have already begun writing poetry, or who work professionally in another writing field and are looking to turn their hand to poetry.
During workshop sessions, you'll be discussing your own poetry, and learning how to talk about each other's work, bringing out the areas you want to concentrate on and the areas which need work.
The course will consist of nine two-hour Zoom group classes. Each class will include fifteen/twenty minutes of guided writing time with prompts, or alternatively, a take-home writing exercise.
As part of the course, you’ll also receive two thirty-minute tutorials, and there will be a set text, TBC, which will be discussed during classes and culminate in a Zoom reading and Q&A with the author.
This course takes place on Monday evenings on Zoom, running from 19.00 until 21.00.
Thursday 22 September, 19.00–21.00
Introductions with Maurice & Richa...
29 September, 19.00–21.00
Self-portraiture and Objects with ...
6 October, 19.00–21.00
Trivial Pursuits with Maurice...
Maurice Riordan was born in Co. Cork. His first book, A Word from the Loki (1995), was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize...More About This Tutor
Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem...More About This Tutor
Daljit Nagra has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber. He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem...More About This Tutor
Emily Berry’s first book of poems is Dear Boy, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize....More About This Tutor
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