Rebecca Goss writes to us about her new course in July: WRITING POETRY SATURDAY SESSIONS WITH REBECCA GOSS

“STEALING STORIES: A short creative writing course, exploring narrative and poetry.”

The aim of this course will be to seek out the stories that come from within us, or stories we glean from others. We will explore ‘other voices’ and look at how to use these voices in your writing, paying attention to poetic language, character, narrative – pushing the creative boundaries of truth and lies. Designed to liberate the imagination using a wide variety of stimuli, and an opportunity to work in a small, attentive group, we will focus on how to weave tales into poetry and turn them into unique pieces of creative work.

Location: The Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN.
Time: Doors open 2pm, for refreshments. Prompt start: 2.30 – 4.30pm.
Dates: Saturday 1 July, 15 July, 29 July.
Cost: £85
Number of places: 10

If you would like to book a place, please email Rebecca for a registration form on:

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Poetrywivenhoe has run a number of successful poetry workshops over the last few years as part of encouraging poetry writing in the community.
These workshops offer a chance for poets to meet and hone their skills with an experienced tutor and poet on hand to offer practical advice and encouragement.

Our Poetrywivenhoe workshop, COUNTRYSIDE AND THE IMAGINATION took place at The Nottage Maritime Institute on 12 November 2016, led by Mike Harwood. Some of the poems produced by participants in the workshop will be read at the showing of Akenfield on 8 February at The Nottage Institute.

In March 2016, Poetrywivenhoe presented a successful Roger Caldwell workshop, ‘HOW A POEM IS MADE‘ at The Nottage Institute.

Poetrywivenhoe presented the third in its series of Poetry Workshops in November 2014, mentored by Judy Gahagan.

The Poetry Workshop in February 2014 was mentored by Rebecca Goss and was followed a month later by a follow-up critiquing session facilitated by Pam Job from which was crafted the Powiv pamphlet “Hands”.

Our first WIVENHOE POETRY WORKSHOP, conducted by Kate Foley, took place at the Royal British Legion in June 2013. Poems from the workshop became the Poetrywivenhoe pamphlet “The Naming of Parts…” (from the poem by Henry Reed).