Elements and Forces with tutor Grevel Lindop will be held over four Thursdays (30 April, 7, 12, 21 May), from 6.30-8.30pm, at the Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. The fee is £37 (£30 concs).
Four seminars on fundamental elements and forces of poetry. ‘Myth, Magic and Poetry’ examines what we can learn from myths and legends about poetry; ‘The Identity of Words’ looks at the nature of language, and the ways in which words can interact to develop the shape of a poem; ‘Private to Public’ studies ways of transmitting the poem to an audience – magazines, competitions, the internet, book publication or performance; ‘Sustaining a Poetic Life’ explores how everyday life can best support and feed our poetry. Lots of scope for questions and discussion.
Poetry and Vocabulary: Galvanizing Your Work with tutor Matthew Welton. This workshop will be held on 2 Saturdays (25 April and 9 May), from 10am-4pm, at the Cathedral Visitors’ Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester M3 1SQ. The fee is £80 (£50 concs) for the pair.
A very musical poet himself, Matthew will encourage you to find ways of improving the textures of your poems by examining in depth the language you use. Using examples from poets who have used both expansive and restricted vocabularies, you’ll investigate how the meaning, etymology and sound of words can open up intriguing new possibilities for your poems.
Courses run by The Poetry School.