Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Online Poetry Course

The University of Cumbria presents an on-line poetry course starting this September:

The Summer School will take place at the University of Cumbria's Charlotte Mason Campus, Ambleside JULY 2010 (date tbc)


Nick Pemberton has been a professional writer since his teens. He’s written, published and performed his poetry seriously (and not so seriously) for the last fifteen years. He is the subject leader for creative writing at the University of Cumbria.

Geraldine Green (BA Hons, MA Dist.) lives in Cumbria, is a published poet and University lecturer. She has performed in the UK, Italy, Greece and America. Currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, Geraldine runs writing workshops as a freelance and has worked alongside musicians, artists and photographers and is working on her third collection.

New York City's George Wallace (AB, MPH, MFA) is a university lecturer and a poet who has conducted writing workshops and readings widely in the US and UK. He has studied the craft of writing with recognized masters of the art in America, including Marvin Bell, David St John and WD Snodgrass; and dialogued with numerous others, including William Stafford, Robert Bly, Diane Wakoski and Allen Ginsberg.

This Online Poetry Course is suitable for:

a) Recent graduates of undergraduate creative writing programmes

b) Continuing Education students wishing to participate in an online workshop setting

c) All poets at all stages of their writing – please indicate if you feel you are a beginner or wish to be classed as a poet who wants to ‘move on’

The Course aims to support you in developing your confidence in writing, editing and providing feedback and fostering a sense of community.

For further details and to register your interest please contact Nick Pemberton by e-mail to nick.pemberton@cumbria.ac.uk

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