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Poetry Writing

Whose House Are We In?

On this 8 week poetry course you will enter the image of the house and walk its corridors and rooms. We will explore various poems that engage in the house image and discuss how the poet has developed this image in their poem and what they have evoked in their writing. 

There will be plenty of reading and talking about poems as well as the opportunity to write our own poetry and other narratives about the power, beauty and sometimes horror of home. Feedback on work will be offered.

This course will be held at The Exchange in Twickenham and delivered to you by poet and creative writer Agnieszka Studzinska who has an MA in creative writing

Dates and times

The course will run from 10am – 12.30pm on:

  • Thursday 19th September 2019
  • Thursday 26th September 2019
  • Thursday 10th October 2019
  • Thursday 17th October 2019
  • Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Thursday 31st October 2019
  • Thursday 7th November 2019
  • Thursday 14th November 2019

Price

The full cost of this 8 week course is £160.

Content

Week one

This week we will look at what home means to us and what home has meant to other writers. We will explore the importance of the house image in literature/poetry.

Week two

The workshop will focus on examining the different spaces of a house. We will explore the concept of space and how we inhabit various interior and domestic spaces. One question we will ask ourselves is how different is the space of home to house? 

Week three

This week we will enter through doors and corridors of a house and examine poetry, which embodies those images.  Writing exercises will aim to deepen our understanding of the poetry under discussion. 

Week four

Haunted Houses, Hidden Houses, Secret Houses, Houses of our Imagination.  This week, we will explore the houses that haunt us and their secrets.

Week five

This week will focus on the bedrooms of a house.  We will read and explore poetry that opens worlds into dreams and desires and write our own. 

Week six

We will focus on the Kitchens of a house. We will read and explore poetry that opens worlds into the ‘heart of the house.’ 

Week seven

Critical feedback sessions.  This week we will develop our critical ears and observational eyes by offering feedback to fellow writers about their work. 

Week eight

Critical Feedback sessions. This week we will develop our critical ears and observational eyes by offering feedback to fellow writers about their work.