Poetry Writing Masterclass

Weekend course, -
Portrait of Wordsworth and his manuscript of "Daffodils"

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  • Full Price: £185.00 Other concessions available

Be inspired by the Romantic poetry of William Wordsworth, learn how to write your own set of poems and bind them into a pamphlet to take home.

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Course dates: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April 10.30 – 17.00

Inspired by the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth, this two-day creative writing masterclass led by Aviva Deutsch will use his Romantic poetry to inspire modern writing about our place in the world. You will see original drafts of Wordsworth’s verse, his notebooks, correspondence and more and use them as starting points for writing exercises. After a day sparking new poems, you will think about the editorial methods used by Wordsworth and his contemporaries and polish your drafts in a workshop. The weekend will conclude with a bookmaking workshop with Shelagh McCarthy, who will demonstrate traditional methods from Wordsworth’s time, as well some more modern techniques. You will create a pamphlet of your best poems from the weekend to take home. All materials are provided.


Name: Poetry Writing Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £185.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Disabled: £157.00
Senior (60+): £167.00
Young Person (18-25): £157.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546