Starting To Write Poetry

Mon 1 June 2020 - Fri 5 June 2020
Tutors / Carol Ann Duffy & Ella Duffy
Course Fee / From £450 - £550 per person
Genre / Poetry
Language / English

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Starting to Write Poetry is a course for those who wish to explore first steps into writing poetry. The course will consist of both morning and afternoon workshops, evening readings, and sessions where smaller groups can share their work-in-progress with fellow-students. The workshops will provide subjects for poems and ways of shaping the poem on the page and the course is suitable for both young writers and late starters.


Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is Creative Director of The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her New and Collected Poems for Children (2010) are published by Faber and her adult Collected Poems (2015) by Picador. Her most recent collection is Sincerity (Picador, 2018). In 2005, Carol Ann won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture (Picador, 2006). She was Poet Laureate for ten years between 2009-2019.

Ella Duffy

Ella Duffy is a London-based poet. Her work has been widely published and anthologised, appearing in publications such as The Guardian Review, The Rialto and Ambit. In 2019, she won the Live Canon International Poetry Competition and was awarded third place in the Ambit Poetry Competition. In 2018, she was a runner-up in The Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry and was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Her debut pamphlet, New Hunger, will be published by Smith|Doorstop in May 2020.

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