Beyond Shakespeare's Sonnets: Creative Writing Summer School 2016

Beyond Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Acclaimed poets, curators and academics will lead you through four days of creative workshops

Course dates: Monday 8 - Thursday 11 August 2016

Times: Monday - Wednesday 10.30 - 16.30 and Thursday 10.30 - 19.30

The British Library's outstanding collection provides the starting point for this immersive encounter with Shakespeare's sonnets. Taking inspiration from 400 years of poetic responses to Shakespeare, you'll write your own poems, receive continuous feedback and create a Renaissance-style anthology to celebrate your work.

The summer school is led by Simon Pomery. Expert contributors include British Library curators Adrian Edwards and Dr Richard Price, and acclaimed poets Mimi Khalvati and Professor Michael Symmons Roberts.*

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Adult Learning Courses at the British Library

Our courses are aimed at anyone interested in developing their personal interests and passions. Deepen your engagement with a wide range of topics and use our world-renowned collections to inspire your own creativity. We’ll bring you together with Library experts and guest specialists, providing a unique learning experience.  

Multi-session courses offer high-quality, in-depth learning experiences that encourage discussion with both experts and fellow learners. To make sure you get the most from your time with us, we limit class sizes to 16 participants.

So if you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or create with contemporary artists, our new programme is the place to start.

*Please note that Dr Aviva Dautch is no longer able to contribute to this course. 


Name: Beyond Shakespeare's Sonnets: Creative Writing Summer School 2016
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £440.00
Senior 60+: £396.00
Student: £374.00
Registered Unemployed: £374.00
Friend of the BL: £374.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546