Kathryn Simmonds Workshop: Making a Good Poem Better

Kathryn-Workshop-Poster-FOR-WEBJoin Charles Causley Poet in Residence Kathryn Simmonds for a poetry workshop in Liskeard in 2014!

VENUE The Refreshment Room,Liskeard Public Hall, 3/5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW


DATE Saturday 18th January 2014 10am to 3pm with lunch break

CAPACITY Limited to 15 places The workshop is for 18s and over only



Making a Good Poem Better

How can you improve your poems? Using in-class exercises, discussion and analysis, we’ll see how form, rhythm and imagery bring poems to life. We’ll look at model poems by established poets to see how they achieve their effects, and there’ll be writing prompts so you can try similar techniques. We’ll also look closely at the business of re-writing and editing. What makes a well judged line break? When is a poem saying too much or too little? How do some poems achieve that mysterious tingle factor?

Workshoppers are asked to bring along a poem from their bottom drawer, one they’re not happy with but can’t abandon.

PRACTICAL INFO The workshop day is split into two parts: 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00-15.00 Teas and coffees are provided, but workshoppers will need to buy their own lunch in Liskeard. Paper and pens are provided, but workshoppers may need to wish to bring their own materials, eg notebooks.


Tickets : CRBO Box Office

Phone : (01726) 879 500

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