Feeling into Words: Writing Poetry

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Sunday 28 June 2020, 10am-4pm

Full Price: $200

Member: $140

Conc Member: $120

The much-esteemed Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, wrote that the moment he put his ‘feeling into words’ marked the discovery of his poetic voice. In this one-day poetry course, we will explore ways of tapping into and strengthening your authentic voice. We will also reflect on poetic metaphor’s talent for communicating intense emotion and experience.

Through a series of on-the-spot exercises as well as discussion of pertinent published examples, we will look at what lends poetry its particular power. Bring your imagination, a pen and notebook and enjoy a day of feeling your way into words.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will

  1. Learn about aspects of poetry writing with a focus on metaphor
  2. Practise several techniques for generating new ideas for their writing through a series of exercises
  3. Learn effective techniques for editing their own writing

Participant Requirements

Pen and paper. No devices, please.


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