Writing Poetry (Beginners) – Thursday Evenings

Date(s) - 07/05/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Hewett Academy

Thursday Evening 7-9pm – Writing Poetry (Beginners) Course

With Cara Marks

Poetry is the distillation of reality and emotion into a written form – it can be harrowing, beautiful, poignant, hilarious, absurd, devastating. Poems encapsulate an entire world in a few small lines, with the use of only the most essential words. It is a practice in wellbeing to write poetry – to observe the world around us and to translate our experiences into words.

If poetry is something you’ve considered but haven’t known where to start, this course will show you it can be as simple as putting pen to paper. We will consider form, imagery, metaphor, the sensuality of language, and other poetic devices and techniques. Each week, we will read the work of published writers and share our own for open, honest discussion to develop as poets.

This is a perfect opportunity to delve into the world of poetry, so please join us for this eight-week course on Thursday evenings, from 7-9PM.








About the tutor

I have taught poetry and led creative writing workshops for the National Centre for Writing and as Writer-in-Residence at Queenswood School, Hertfordshire. In 2017, I earned my MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia as a recipient of their North American Bursary. Prior to this, I earned my BA in Creative Writing and Philosophy in my native Canada. My writing has been long-listed for the 2018 Exile Writers Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition, the 2017 Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and the 2016 Mogford Food and Drink Writing Prize. I have been published in the Commonwealth Writers’ literary journal adda, amongst others. I find great satisfaction in sharing knowledge and helping other writers develop and grow.