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This session is all about opening students’ eyes to what is possible when writing poetry – its different forms and incarnations –and how to be better writers, and readers, of poetry. (This can be delivered as a workshop or a lecture)
What is a poem? Different poetic forms and techniques, including the works of the Surrealists, and contemporary poets, along with more traditional forms of poetry. Getting started, working from an image or an idea or a word. Different structures and voices available to the poet, both in free and rhyming verse. Depending on time available: learning to really use editing to shape and improve a poem.
Even when we love poetry ourselves, teaching it as a literary genre or inspiring our students to write it can be a daunting prospect. Poet Lia Hills has honed a professional development session to help with this. The sessions will allow staff to become confident instructors of all facets of poetry. This session would be […]
This session is all about opening students’ eyes to the techniques writers use when creating fiction, and how real life experiences can be incorporated into a fictional piece of work. Topics: What is meant by fiction, and what are some of the ways in which writers draw from personal experience and observation – the ordering […]