Feeling into Words: Writing Poetry

Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Date to be announced 

Full Price: $200

Member: $140

Conc Member: $120

This workshop was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 28 June. It has been postponed, with the future date to be announced. If you’d like to be emailed as soon as we have a new date,  add your name to our waitlist here.

People who are already enrolled will receive updates via email. 

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 with Vanessa Kirkpatrick, 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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Feeling into Words: Writing Poetry


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