Developing Your Poetry Writing

When and Where

18 Apr 2018 - 4 Jul 2018 (16.5 hours, 11 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

Meryl Pugh
Course code

What you will learn

Read a variety of poems, follow intensive writing exercises, discuss poetic form and receive detailed criticism of your work from your peers and a published poet. For poets with some writing experience.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Be able to offer and receive constructive criticism in a writing workshop
  • Understand more clearly the strengths and characteristics of your own writing
  • Understand areas for further development
  • Be able to use a variety of strategies for developing further your poem drafts.

Class format and activities

Group discussion, group and individual reading of model texts, individual writing, taking notes from verbal instruction.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Previous attendance of Poetry Beginners or previous attendance of a poetry writing workshop or you have been writing poetry for two years or more.

What you need to know before you enrol

Regular writing assignments are set, which rely on regular attendance.

What you will need for your class

Something to write with and something to write on.

What you can do next

Further ‘Developing Poetry’ courses, Advanced Poetry or regular poetry workshops.