Poetry short course

We are delighted to offer a range of Poetry short courses for 2021, delivered in collaboration with Carcanet Press, one of the leading literary publishers of modern and classic poetry. These courses provide an exciting opportunity to be tutored by acclaimed poets from the University’s Centre for New Writing, including Professors of Poetry, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt (founder of Carcanet Press).

Each course will introduce participants to some of the most important techniques of reading and writing poetry. The course will deepen your understanding of the craft of writing, as well as providing inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on your work. The professional poets leading the courses will also offer expert advice on both the writing and the publishing processes associated with poetry.

Participants do not need any prior experience of creative writing or poetry. This course is for anyone who would like to start to write - or to write better - poetry.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered completely online using the Blackboard learning environment. 

It is taught and assessed via the use of online lectures, seminars, workshops and live reading events.

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Fees and how to apply

The total course fee is £450.00.

Payment is made as part of online registration for the course, which will open up on 01 July.

Places on the courses are limited, so you are advised to complete the application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Deadline to apply Friday 28 May 2021.

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To apply for the course, please complete the application form below and send to salc-cpd@manchester.ac.uk 

Entry requirements

Participants do not need any prior experience of creative writing or poetry. This course is for anyone who would like to start to write - or to write better - poetry.

Our courses are delivered completely online using the Blackboard learning environment. You will, therefore, need a computer with an internet connection to access the course.

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