I'm running a very special 10 week Creative Writing course combining poetry and fiction with my colleague and award winning novelist Jonathan Kemp later this summer. Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to improve their writing. Spread the word! Only 8 spaces available.
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This ten week short course is an opportunity to develop your writing of both prose and poetry with two professional writers and teachers. The course blends the teaching of poetic practice with prose writing on alternate weeks. It is aimed at those with some experience of writing and who feel like doing something different. The maximum size of the class is 8.
Led by poet, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph, the poetic component of this course is aimed at intermediate writers - both poets who are open to experimentation and would like to develop their work, and fiction writers who are interested in how a poetic practice can enhance their prose. Participants will explore and experiment with several aspects of poetic craft, including imagery, metaphor, lineation, rhythm and poetic diction and will re-examine both classic and contemporary poetic forms, including the sonnet, haiku and the Golden Shovel. Participants will read and respond closely to the each others work and will have their writing workshopped in a lively, supportive environment.
Award-winning novelist Jonathan Kemp will be running the fiction component, which is also aimed at intermediate writers. These classes will enable you to develop your prose in a safe, encouraging environment. Using extracts from published works, you will be directed - through class exercises and homework - to explore and experiment with your own stories. Aspects of fiction-writing such as character, dialogue, plot and point of view will be discussed and explored, and your work will be shared in a workshop setting and, in the last class, you will be invited to read out your finished work.
Start date: Tuesday June 27th
End date: Tuesday August 29th
Contact either of us to book a place or for further enquiries.