Current Poetry Classes

Now Accepting Enrolments for:

Summer 2019

January 26th
Jump-start the Muse at The Laboratory

Looking for inspiration? Can’t find the time to write? Want to meet some other poetry enthusiasts and have fun writing? A workshop packed full of writing exercises, designed to get the creative juices flowing. Along the way we’ll look at questions of technique, and read lots of great poems.

Each writing challenge is designed to address some specific aspect of poetry writing, such as persona, anaphora, ekphrasis, curses and blessings, subverting clichés, and maybe even trying our hands at a few forms.

Suitable for all levels.

January 26th, 2019
(Saturday – six hours including breaks)
11 am – 5 pm
The Classroom,
The Laboratory
17 West Belt, Lincoln
Fee: $25

Supported by the Selwyn District Council Creative Communities Fund

Minimum of 8, maximum of 14 places.
Enrolments close 19.1.19.

 

January 27th
Frost in Summer: A Reading for Writing Workshop

Spend a day immersed in the poetry of Robert Frost. Whether you like wandering down The Road Not Taken, need to battle the heat by Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, find yourself becoming Acquainted With the Night or feel like it’s time to think about going Out, Out— because Nothing Gold Can Stay. Join Joanna Preston for a poetry workshop that blends close reading with writing exercises, all based in some way on poems by this towering figure of American literature.

Suitable for all levels.

January 27th, 2019
(Sunday – six hours including breaks)
11 am – 5 pm
The Classroom,
The Laboratory
17 West Belt, Lincoln

Fee: $25

Supported by the Selwyn District Council Creative Communities Fund

 

Minimum of 8, maximum of 14 places.
Enrolments close 19.1.19

 

To enrol, please use the contact form below.
To see what else is planned for 2019, visit the Workshops for 2019 page.