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Prose or Poetry

The Prose Poem

What’s the difference between a prose poem and a poem? Or a prose poem and a shorter narrative? How much of a poem is prose driven? How do we find the balance between prose and the poem?

Over this 8 week course we will explore these ideas and discuss them in a friendly and welcoming environment, along with reading different types of prose poems to inspire our own writing.  Feedback on writing will also be given.

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 9th January 2020
  • Thursday 16th January 2020
  • Thursday 23rd January 2020
  • Thursday 30th January 2020
  • Thursday 6th February 2020
  • Thursday 13th February 2020
  • -  Break
  • Thursday 27th February 2020
  • Thursday 5th March 20220

Price

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

Content

Week one

This week we will explore what defines the prose poem.  What makes prose different from poetry? Is there a difference? What are the main ingredients of a prose poem.  We will discuss and read criticism of this genre. 

Week two

This week will read a variety of poems, which introduce us to read prose poetry and begin writing our own prose poem by focusing on the subject of a character/person. 

Week three

What’s inside your prose poem box? What shapes are there in prose poetry? We will examine different structures of the prose poem and complete a series of exercises that experiment with different forms and shapes of the prose poem. 

Week four

We will look at prose poems that explore the theme of nature. We will complete a series of writing exercises that develop our personal engagement with nature.

Week five

We will look at creating a prose poem from documents like letters, photographs, and personal objects. 

Week six

We will look at prose poems that explore political issues such as warmigrationpoverty and examine the world around us.

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.