man with poetry book

Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Play On: Live Music Inspiration

Date: Saturday 9 September, 2017 - Saturday 14 October, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Price: £144 (concessions available)
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

Explore the role of music in your poetry, and learn to hear the poetry in music.

‘O for mortals, what / Power there is in songs, / What greatest happiness / That can make bearable this / Short narrow channel of Life!’ (Sophocles, tr Reginald Gibbons). What can music do for your poetry? What can your poetry do for music? In this short course you’ll have the opportunity to use the experience of live music as a starting point for writing new poems. We’ll begin with an experiential workshop with discussion of published poems that are inspired by music. You’ll choose two contrasting concerts to go to in the month that follows, and using some tips and optional writing tools and constraints, you’ll write poems that we’ll workshop in the second session.

A two-day workshop running 10:30 – 16:30 on September 9th (Reading Day) and October 14th (Workshop Day).

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

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