Starts: Tues 20 September
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 6 Weeks
Cost: €165/€150 Members
Autumn 2016: this course has now passed.
This six-week course is ideal for beginner writers, or those who are new to poetry. The six weeks will be focus on exploring different approaches to writing poetry, with the aim of building up a body of work. Participants will discuss image, metaphor, rhythm, sound, the shape of the poem on the page, and then be challenged to respond to a series of fun and inspiring exercises. Favourite poems will be shared as forms of inspiration. There will also be workshop elements for those who would like to share their work with the group. Jessica Traynor is a poet and creative writing teacher from Dublin. She is Literary Manager of the Abbey Theatre. Her first collection, Liffey Swim, was published by Dedalus Press and shortlisted for the 2015 Shine/Strong First Collection Award.