National Poetry Month- Poetry Courses this April

National Poetry Month is hugely celebrated across the world. Join us at Build to expand your knowledge and appreciation of poetry and creative writing.
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  1. Ways into creative writing

    Ways into creative writing

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to have a go at creative writing in a supportive atmosphere? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £72.00

  2. The poetry lab

    The poetry lab

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This inventive course weaves together elements of drama, cinema, fairy-tale and fiction to create new kinds of poetry. Explore lyric, narrative and dramatic forms, using traditional and experimental techniques. For experienced poets.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  3. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop for experienced writers of autobiographical prose or poetry will provide you with support and in-depth feedback on your work. It is suitable for students who have an ongoing project.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  4. The 60 minute writer

    The 60 minute writer

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We shall be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic language, in order to increase your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the set texts.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Prelude is Wordsworth’s ultimate testimony, offering a richly varied poetic autobiography. We shall discuss extracts from each of the poem’s 13 books to gain a sense of the complexity and coherence of Wordsworth’s achievement.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  7. Gaelic beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable if you have completed Gaelic beginners: module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak and understand Gaelic in this communicative course for beginners. The course also provides an introduction to Gaelic culture, poetry and songs. Based on units 8-10 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. Advanced poetry workshop

    Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  9. Gaelic 2: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable if you have completed Gaelic 2 module 2 or equivalent. Practice and improve your elementary Gaelic in this lively course, focusing on speaking and listening skills as well as Gaelic culture, poetry and music. Based on units 15-17 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Developing your creative writing

    Developing your creative writing

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This supportive workshop for writers with some experience will provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work, as well as helping you to sustain your writing practice.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  11. Developing your poetry

    Developing your poetry

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  12. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course, led by Nick Field, Build literature tutor and former Keats House Poet in Residence, will give you the chance to read, explore and discuss some of Keats' most significant poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Poems include "The Odes" and "The Eve of St.Agnes".
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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    Erotic poetry

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The erotic is a glass prism, refracting a spectrum of ideas, experiences and desires for each individual. This day workshop guides students in developing poems that sensitively capture and deconstruct elements of the erotic that grip and stimulate the reader.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  14. Modernist poets and the influence of Old English poetry

    Modernist poets and the influence of Old English poetry

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    20th Century poets took an interest in the earliest English poetry, written in the Old English language. This course considers the influence of Old English poetry on W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. Create your first poetry collection

    Create your first poetry collection

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You've written and workshopped your poetry, and now you're ready to create your first collection. But where do you begin with that process? This day workshop offers instruction and advice on putting together your first poetry collection.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

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