man with poetry book

Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Rules Were Made to be Broken

Date: Saturday 17 February, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Price: £72.00 (concessions available)
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

Show don’t tell. Never use adverbs. Or the word ‘shard’. We’ve all encountered poetry’s “rules”– trotted out at workshops and in writing guides – but are these rules actually useful, or do they just impose one idea of what poetry should be? And what happens if we break the rules? In this workshop, we will explore the reasons rules evolve and, by reading inspiring, rule-breaking poets and through liberating practical exercises, try to free ourselves from poetry’s “don’ts” to produce surprising, disobedient and unruly work of our own.

Saturday 17 February. One-day workshop, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

0207 582 1679 /

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