Language and the Imagination with Aoife Mannix. A 6-week poetry exploration using imagery and imagination, this course will help you develop your poetic voice.
Each week you will focus on a different aspect of using language and the imagination in poetic writing. You will read a poem closely for inspiration, undertake practical and fun writing exercises, share your work and receive constructive feedback on what you have written.
Aoife Mannix is an award winning and widely published poet. She has published four collections of poetry, a novel and four libretti. She has been poet in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company and for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live amongst others.
6 week course – Tuesday evenings, 18th October until 25th November 2021, £120 (£100 concessions)
Each week we will focus on a different aspect of using language and the imagination in poetic writing. We will read a poem closely for inspiration, undertake practical and fun writing exercises, share our work and receive constructive feedback on what we have written.
Session 1 Introduction
Naming the world through poetry
Session 2 A Sense of Place
Using senses and location in poetry
Session 3 A Sense of Perspective
Using personification in poetry
Session 4 A Sense of Home
How do we combine the domestic and the surreal in poetry?
Session 5 A Sense of Journey
How to use metaphors and similes to travel through poetry
Session 6 Conclusion
How to develop your own poetic style
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