CPIT Summer School 2010 poetry courses

Finally, I have the details! (Although those of you who pay attention may have already noticed the list in the sidebar that appeared a couple of days ago …)

There are three courses. All are being held at the CPIT main city campus (I don’t know which room yet, sorry!), all run from 10 am to 4pm, and all are insanely good value. This link will take you to the CPIT Summer School enrollment page.

If you would like to attend, please book your place as soon as possible – all three courses have a minimum and maximum number of participants. If you wait too long, the course you want to attend may be either full, or (gulp) cancelled. You have been warned!

18–20 January 2010
POET101 Poetry Workshop – Reading for Writing

Ditch your writer’s block and discover new poets to inspire you! This course is designed to explore ways of using existing poems as springboards for your own work, and turn every library into a potential gallery of muses!

Each session will feature discussion of a number of provided poems, followed by writing exercises, and the chance for participants to receive feedback on what they have created. A combination of poetry appreciation with creative writing, and the chance to immerse yourself in poetry for three days.

Reading for Writing
3 day writing workshop
18–20 January 2010
10am – 4pm

30-31 January 2010
POET102 Return to Rhyme – The Contemporary Formal Poem

Rhyme and rhythm are back! The new innovators of poetry have headed back to their roots, and are doing things with formal poetry that Shakespeare could have only dreamed of. From the sonnet to the sestina, by way of terza rima and the triolet – a chance to explore the world of contemporary formal poetry.

This course is designed to examine modern approaches to writing formal poetry. It will cover aspects of formalism such as rhyme and metricality, as well as considering those forms that are more conceptual than physical. Each session will be an investigation of a number of different forms, with plenty of writing time to put the knowledge into practice.

Return to Rhyme
2 day formal poetry workshop
30-31 January 2010
10am – 4pm

13 February 2010
POET103 Writing Love Poems

Roses are red, violets are blue,
But how do I manage to say something new?

Ever wanted to write a poem for that special person, but not known how to go beyond greeting-card boring? Join poet Joanna Preston for a full day workshop on writing original love poems. Just in time for Valentines Day!

This course is a chance to look at some of the different ways that poets have written about love, and to then put those strategies into practice yourself. There will be ample writing time, and the opportunity for critical feedback for those participants who want it.

Writing Love Poems
1 day writing workshop
13 February 2010
10am – 4pm

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