Current Poetry Classes

Enrolments now open for:

August 28th – Sepptember 26th 2021
Rhyme & Reasons: A Formal Poetry Course

Do you yearn to return to a place and time 
when rhyme was abundant, and rarely a crime?
Join Joanna and the Poetry Class
for metrical magic, both present and past.
Go Rambo with crambo, pluck the quivering strings
of villanelles, decima and sevenlings.
Doff your bonnet for a sonnet, send words out to play
in paddocks of pantoums and triolet!

Back again, the famous Poetry Class romp through the world of formal poetry!

We’ll be discussing different types of rhyme and how to use them; what meter is (and how to escape it when necessary); and learning the ins and outs of a wide range of different forms, both historical and very very recent.

This class is safe for poets and poetry enthusiasts of all levels – whether you know the meaning of all the terms, or thought a sonnet was a fancy hat to wear on sunny days.

There are three options to choose from:

Saturday mornings at South Library
August 28th to September 25th, 2021 
(five sessions:)
10.30 am to 1.30 pm
minimum 10, maximum 18 places 
enrolments close 21st August 2021

Supported by Christchurch District Council Creative Communities Fund

Sunday Mornings in Lincoln
August 29th to September 26th, 2021 
(five sessions:)
10.30 am to 1.30 pm
minimum 6, maximum 10 places 
enrolments close 21st August 2021

Subject to funding and confirmation of venue.

Online via Zoom
time and days tbc,
likely Sundays 2 pm – 5 pm
two weekday evenings 5.30 – 7 pm
also $40,
minimum 6, maximum 12 places
enrolments close 21st August 2021

Subject to numbers.

To enrol, ask a question, or express interest in attending, please use the form below.

To see what else is planned for 2021, visit the Classes for 2021 page.