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Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Beyond the Self: The Persona Poem

Date: Thursday 25 January, 2018 - Thursday 22 February, 2018
Time: 6:45 PM
Price: £90 (concessions available)
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot. Writing in a persona, whether a historical or fictional character, offers infinite possibilities and freedom, transporting the writer beyond the familiar self in their poems and the mirror. Taking inspiration from poets including TS Eliot, Louise Glück and Kei Miller, we will play with the ‘I’ in our poems, assuming identities and using myth and fairytale to transform autobiographical material into story. We will also explore poetry of witness and reflect on questions of appropriation and authenticity as we consider which stories are not ours to tell.

Starts 25 January. 5 weekly sessions, 6:45pm – 8:45pm on Thursdays.

0207 582 1679 /

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