Advanced Poetry Course

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Jim is a writer, educator, and support worker based in Nottingham. His published work includes: Upon Arrival, Drop Your Cool (2014), Boy (2015), and ELSEWHERE (forthcoming). He has served as writer-in-residence for various schools and University settings, in which he curated, edited and published anthologies of creative writing by new writers, many of whom had previously never put pen to paper.

In 2019, he worked as a programme manager for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, supporting writers of all ages and backgrounds to read and write for pleasure, running workshops and writing groups for adults and young people to develop their creative confidence.

Jim firmly believes in ‘leaving out no-one’ when it comes to accessing creativity, and that everyone has a story to tell. He cannot wait to hear yours.

Start Date: 9th May, 2024

Duration: 6 Weeks

Fee: €170

2 places remaining

Overview of the Course

Are you looking to take your poetry to the next level or emulate the styles of renowned poets while delving into the nuances of creating intricate poetic forms? Look no further than the Advanced Poetry Course! Tailored for individuals with prior writing experience or graduates of our previous courses, this six-week program offers a thorough exploration to sharpen your creative writing abilities. Participate in engaging activities and assignments, and receive expert mentorship from seasoned professionals as you hone your poetic expertise.

Lesson 1: Honing Your Voice
The first lesson teaches you how to hone your poetic voice. You will learn to incorporate dialect
into your poetry and experiment with form and subject.

Lesson 2: Prose Poetry
The second lesson teaches you how to write prose poetry. You will learn how to include dialogue
in your poems and what themes to include in prose poetry.

Lesson 3: Developing Your Senses
The third lesson teaches you how to write using your senses. This does not only mean sight, sound,
touch, taste, and smell. Instead, you will learn about other types of senses and how to create
engaging sensory imagery for your readers to love.

Lesson 4: Writing Humour
The fourth lesson teaches you how to add humour to your poetry. You will learn how to write
poetic dialogue and how to write metafictional poetry.

Lesson 5: Creating a Collection
The fifth lesson teaches you how to create a poetry collection. You will learn how to organise and
edit your poetry for publication and where to receive feedback on your poems.

Lesson 6: Publishing Your Poetry
The final lesson shows you how you can publish your poetry. You will learn how to create a
poetic manuscript and how to self-publish.

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Start Date

9th May


6 weeks




Jim Hall