WY041:Writing Poetry - Craft and Inspiration

  • 04 May 2021
  • 08 Jun 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • 04 May 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • 11 May 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • 18 May 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • 25 May 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • 01 Jun 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • 08 Jun 2021, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM (CEST)
  • Remote: On-Line
  • 5


  • WICE Members and Guests
  • Discounted rate for active WICE Volunteers

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Writing Poetry - Craft and Inspiration

A poet needs both inspiration and skill. In this class we will go prospecting in the rivers where the gold of inspiration is to be found, and practice our craft – how to use words and sound for poetic effect. Each week we will do some reading and writing in class and a homework task will be set so that we can share what we've written the following week. All levels of experience welcome.

David Barnes is a British poet who ran a weekly writers' workshop at Shakespeare & Company for a decade and founded and runs Spoken Word Paris, the poetry night at the Chat Noir café. He is editor-in-chief of literary magazine The Bastille and was co-editor of Strangers in Paris - New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (Tightrope Books, 2011). He has taught this class every year since 2017 and has also taught classes in short fiction, travel writing and turning life into fiction.

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