All my courses for the autumn are now open for booking. September usually fills up quite quickly – that back to school feeling – so best to book sooner rather than later. I am teaching three classes next year:
for beginners – Ways into Poetry at the City Lit (thurs 2.45-4.45)
All 2-hour classes involve a taught hour on a topic (with exercises), and an hour workshopping poems that students have brought in. The main distinction between the two levels is that the beginners isn’t really very critical – it’s a warm, supportive environment for people taking their first steps. The intermediate courses have a bit more rigour, and I’ll also assume you know what metre is/what a sonnet is. I hope they’re all fun.
There are also still some spaces on my course in Crete in September for Espirita, which should be magical.
It’s on a secluded cove that can only be reached by boat, and I’m planning sessions on myth and stargazing and the sea. The groups are small (8 max), so there’ll be lots of one-to-one time on your manuscript, and although I’m not sure how much flights currently are, the course and accommodation are competitively priced (the course itself £275, accommodation E175-245 for the week, so cheaper than an Arvon).
But for now, it’s my summer holiday from teaching, and I’m enjoying writing and cooking (laska on monday, tomato and avocado tortillas last night) and the sunshine. Maybe see you in London Fields Lido.