When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Sarah Wardle
  • Course Code W23HMSC05A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Join this writing workshop on migration, in which we will be reading and discussing contemporary poems of migration as a springboard for writing and sharing our own experiences on this theme and learning how through dramatic monologue and the third person we can voice others’ thoughts, feelings and experiences of migration.Topics we will cover include: reasons for leaving; journeys and arrival; integration and divided loyalties; second-generation identities; religions, cultures, languages; and transnationalism and notions of home.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To express and organise your experiences of, feelings and thoughts on migration.
  • To voice the experiences, feelings and thoughts of others on this theme.
  • To edit and redraft your poetry on migration with peer and tutor feedback.
  • To analyse and discuss contemporary poetry of migration.
  • To explore in reading, writing and discussion a range of topics on the theme of migration.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a writing workshop, in which we will be reading contemporary poetry of migration to discuss and use as a springboard for writing, sharing and revising our own poems of migration.

    Entry requirements

    A reasonable level of written English.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Reading and prompts will be provided each week.

    What you need

    Pen and paper and an open mind.

    What you can do next

    Continue writing with one of the many Morley classes or other courses and begin to build a portfolio to send your poems to magazines and publishers.