Classes for 2021

THE POETRY CLASS – 2021 EDITION

May 1st to 29th
Examining the Ockhams

A five-session Reading for Writing course with a New Zealand focus, taking a close look at the books shortlisted for the poetry category of the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Which books? We’ll find out when the shortlist is announced on March 3rd!

A great way to dive in to the world of contemporary New Zealand poetry – lots of discussion, lots of (the best kind of) arguments both for and against, and plenty of writing exercises for you to try your own hand at. Will you agree with the judges’ choices? Join in the fun!

A combination of close reading with writing exercises.
Suitable for all levels.

South Library Saturday mornings
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2021
(five sessions)
10.30 am – 1.30 pm
The Boardroom,
South Christchurch Library
66 Colombo St, Christchurch
Fee: $40
enrolments close 23rd April 2021

Supported by Christchurch City Council Creative Communities fund.

Hoping to be able to be able to offer this also on Sunday mornings and on Zoom – stay tuned for details.

What you’ve missed this year so far:

February 13th to March 20th
Reading for Writing: An Odyssey by Anthology

An American, a Canadian, and a Brit walk into an anthology …

Yes, it’s back! Our annual look at poetry from the previous year in America, Canada and the UK, via the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2020, The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2020, and The Forward Book of Poetry 2021.

A combination of close reading with writing exercises.
Suitable for all levels.

Subject to numbers, there are three options for this course:

South Library Saturday mornings
February 13th, 20th, 27th, March 13th & 20th, 2021
(five sessions, no class March 6th)
10.30 am – 1.30 pm
The Boardroom,
South Christchurch Library
66 Colombo St, Christchurch
Fee: $40
minimum 10, maximum 18
enrolments close 5th February 2021

Supported by Christchurch City Council Creative Communities fund.

 

Sunday afternoons on Zoom
February 14th, 21st, 28th, March 14th & 21st, 2021
(five sessions, no class March 7th)
time and venue t.b.c., likely 2 pm to 5 pm
Fee: $40
minimum 5, maximum 12
enrolments close 5th February 2021