Current Poetry Classes

The Poetry Class versus COVID-19 Update – Please Read

Thanks to my wonderful army of guineapigs, I’ve sorted out a way of offering classes online (via Zoom). I know it sounds scary, but it’s really simple – if you were able to get to this page, you have all the skills and knowledge needed to come to an online class. You won’t need to download anything – just click on the link I send you, and there we will be, ready and waiting.

The Notes Only option will still be available unchanged for those who are happy working on their own.


Enrolments now open for:

May 9th to June 6th
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 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. (The winners announced on May 12th.)

Saturdays, May 9th to June 6th, 2020
(five sessions)
10 am – 1 pm
online via Zoom
THIS SESSION NOW FULL! 

Supported by Christchurch City Council Creative Communities fund.

Minimum of 6, maximum of 18 places.
Closing date for enrolments: 8th May 2020.

BONUS SUNDAY course

A repeat of the Saturday Examining the Ockhams class, one day later (Sunday mornings), same platform, same times, same cost.

Sundays, May 10th to June 7th, 2020
(five sessions)

10 am – 1 pm
online via Zoom
Fee: $30

Minimum of 6, maximum of 18 places.
Closing date for enrolments: 8th May 2020.

To enrol, please use the contact form below.
To find out what is coming up later this year, go to the Workshops for 2020 page.