Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsYou can find poetry in your everyday life, in your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, especially what you discover in your heart.
Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsTaught by award-winning poets from the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, how to make a poem is just that. The opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed to write poetry. So the course explores what inspires poetry, how we write poems, and crucially, how to tell when your poem is finished. So whether you've never written a poem before or you've been secretly writing for years, the course provides a positive environment in which to start writing and sharing your work with others. So we'll follow the story of a poem from start to end, and we'll guide you through the process of writing, step by step.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsOver the three weeks, you'll be provided with the chance to explore all elements of making a poem, but also to explore how others, both past and present poets and those just learning, write poetry. During week one you'll look at the origins of a poem. Then in week two, with a full understanding of what might inspire a poem and where to begin, you'll focus on getting something down on paper. Then by week three we'll look at shaping you work and sharing it with others, including poetry tutors and student poets from the Manchester Writing School, one of the most successful literary centres in the UK. They'll support and advise you with personal insights, writing exercises, and examples from their own work, too.
Skip to 1 minute and 45 secondsSo if you're interested in developing your creative writing, we'd love you to join us, and we look forward to working with you.