Creative Writing – Exploring Poetry with Andrea Holland

Date(s) - 02/11/2023 - 21/12/2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sewell Park Academy

At a Station of the Metro – Ezra Pound

The apparition of the faces in the crowd;

petals on a wet, black bough.


Poetry is all around us. Adverts use similes and metaphors to grab our attention. We reach for poetry at times of need.

Yet how do we write it?

What is a poem and how do we find our voice?

This course is for anyone who wants to discover their poetic voice. You can be a newcomer to poetry or someone who has been writing awhile but wants to engage in group activities. Over the eight weeks we will look at things such as the image, form, and musicality, and have lots of fun with words.

Week 1: Exploring the image

Week 2: metaphors, similes etc

Week 3: rhythm and rhyme

Week 4: The sonnet

Week 5: Writing animals

Week 6: Ekphrasis: Writing from Art

Week 7: The prose poem

Week 8: Experimental poems


About the Tutor

Andrea Holland is a published writer of poetry and articles on poetry writing. For many years she has been a lecturer in Creative Writing at UEA as well as a tutor for Adult Education agencies and freelance editor. Andrea’s poetry has been published in a wide range of anthologies and journals. Her poetry collection, Broadcasting, won the Norfolk Commission for Poetry and her pamphlet, Borrowed, was a first-stage winner for the Poetry Business competition (Smith/Doorstop). She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MA Diploma in Higher Education and sits on the Board of the European Association of Creative Writing Programs.





An eight week course exploring the writing of poetry


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