Starts: Mon 4th January 2021
Ends: Mon 8th March 2021
Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am
Or Mondays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Rediscover your love of poetry!
…Or maybe you’re looking to find it.
This ten-week course is aimed at people who want to read, write and discuss popular poetry with a group of friendly, like-minded individuals.
The sessions are delivered via Zoom, which allows everyone to easily share their work on the screen as well as take turns to ask questions and share thoughts about the chosen poems.
Beginners and experienced writers are equally welcome. I have deliberately chosen poems which are well-known and accessible to all.
Each week, read the poem in advance and print out a copy. Try to think of a comment to make or question to ask. During the session, everyone will write a short piece which can either be shared straight-away or worked on before the next session.
On weeks five and ten all participants can choose to read a short published poem as well as one of their own pieces.
The course costs £50 for ten one-hour sessions and is payable by direct debit. If you email me your mobile phone number, I can text you my bank details.
Or phone me on 07943 068033 (I’m Mai – pronounced May)
Here is some of the lovely feedback I received about the last course.
‘This course has been great fun giving me the experience to return to poetry and fully appreciate it. When I was at school the teacher hated poetry so I never went back to it. I have learnt so much in a relaxed and informative way. Thank you Mai for a great experience. I look forward to the next one.’ – Jacqui Martin
‘All I can say is thank goodness for lockdown. Without it I’d never have found this lovely group. Mai is great – I’ve learnt so much in such a short length of time.’ – Sue Dale
‘Brilliant insightful course, rediscovering the beauty of language.’ – Ian Speed
‘It’s such a supportive group and Mai does such a great job in keeping us motivated.’ – Ian Hartley
Poems for discussion and inspiration
Week One – I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood
Week Two – Pied Beauty – Gerald Manley Hopkins
Week Three – Everybody Sang by Siegfried Sasoon
Week Four – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost
Week Five – Members’ Choice
Week Six – Emmonsail’s Heath in Winter by John Clare
Week Seven – The Sunlight in the Garden by Louis McNeice
Week Eight – Home – Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning
Week Nine – Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney
Week Ten – Members’ Choice
(All these poems can be found in this book. You will also be able to find them easily with an internet search)
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