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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Hello again. We hope you’ve enjoyed the course. Over the past three weeks, you’ve been on a journey that began with a single word and ended here with a complete poem. For those of you who wrote your first poem on this course, we’d like to say a particular thank you. Thank you for being brave and for taking these first steps. We hope that we’ve introduced you to some of the choices available to you when making a poem and shown you how every poem is unique to its maker, how your poem is unique to you. Well done for completing this course. If you’re interested in similar courses, you’ll find some links below.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds But above all, now that you’ve started to write, please don’t stop. Keep writing. We hope you’ll keep making poems. Congratulations, and goodbye for now.


Well done for completing the course. We hope you’ve enjoyed it. If you are interested in similar courses there are both reading and writing courses available on FutureLearn. You might want to explore the work of Scotland’s most famous poet on the Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy course by the University of Glasgow. Or try a change of genre with the Open University’s Start Writing Fiction course.

If you feel particularly inspired by our tutors, have a look at the courses available through the Manchester Writing School, in particular our world-renowned Master’s programme. http://www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/

We teach our courses at our Manchester campus, but we have also been teaching our postgraduate courses online since 2002, and many of our most successful alumni have studied in this way.

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