In this entertaining and inspiring masterclass, a professional poetry writer-and-performer will turn YOU into a poet... in just one lesson!
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1 class per week, for 1 week
Single Class Course
This one-off Poetry Masterclass is an easy, interactive workshop where everyone can learn to write a poem. It will be entertaining, inspiring and you will amaze yourself with what you can achieve in a single lesson. Just bring something to write on, something to write with... and lots of curiosity!
No previous experience of poetry writing is needed. I passionately believe that poems should be enjoyed and written by everyone.
Drawing upon my 30 years as a professional writer-performer-teacher, I begin the class with a short poetry performance... then I create a poem with the students... and then the students will each write a poem of their own. It will be a unique, enjoyable and creative experience that will make you want to keep on writing poems... forever.
There are opportunities for the students' work to be reviewed and appreciated during the class.
BA (Hons) in English Literature from University of York, UK. 30 years as a professional writer-performer-teacher of poetry, globally. Performed works for Royalty and celebrities, in every kind of venue and on primetime TV and Radio. Author of two published poetry books.
I have been a full-time professional writer, performer and teacher of poetry for over 30 years. I have been fortunate to perform my words all around the world, at every kind of venue and for every kind of audience. I have been invited to perform my poems for Royalty (including four times for Queen Elizabeth II), for countless celebrities and on prime-time TV and Radio in many countries (including, for example, on BBC1 TV's 'The One Show' and on BBC Radio Five Live). I have a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature from The University of York in the UK and I am the author of two published poetry collections.
My absolute favourite thing to do is to develop new poetry writers and readers. I love poems and believe they can and should be for everyone! And I know, through experience, that everyone CAN write a poem... Over the years, I have taught students of all different backgrounds, ages and levels of education and I have yet to find a single person I could not teach to write a poem. My technique is to make it enjoyable, accessible and to allow each student to discover their own voice and ideas. If I had to sum up my teaching style it would be this: Entertain and Inspire.
I live in the middle of England with my partner and our two sons. My hobbies (apart from reading, writing and teaching poetry) include travel, running, hiking and going to the movies.
So please come along to my lesson... and become a confident, content and captivating poetry writer!
“Really good... so cool... incredible.”
Phillip Schofield, ‘This Morning’, ITV.
“Judge, I wish we’d had you here on our first show! And I wish we’d kept you here!”
Adrian Chiles, BBC TV.
“Thank you so much for undertaking to come and bedazzle the Royal party! A HUGE thank you!”
Lady Elizabeth Anson.
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