Poetry Course with Roger McGough

5 Jan 2022 - 19 Jan 2022
7:00 pm
Each session is 1.5 hours. Three sessions for the course.
SW13 0DQ


5th, 12th & 19th January 2022 - 7-8.30pm

Wurkshop, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 0DQ). 

Dubbed the ‘patron saint of poetry’ by the former poet laureate, Roger McGough brings his art, wit and verse to this exciting new evening course at Wurkshop in Barnes (The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, SW13 0DQ). 

For three evening sessions in January, students will learn how to play with language through word games and tricks, patterns, metaphor and imagination. Roger will teach you how to draw on your own experience and originality to write the poetry of your life. 

There will be anonymous feedback sessions and a small class of eight students will create a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Roger will perform some of his work and you will be invited to critique and analyse, as well as looking at other poems from a wide range of poets. Students are welcome to bring any poems they have already written, or any books or poems they enjoy. 

Roger McGough was awarded an OBE for services to poetry in 1997 and a CBE in 2004. He shot to fame in the 1960s with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for The Beatles. 

In his early poetry career, McGough sent Philip Larkin some of his work, whilst they were both at the University of Hull. Larkin said he believed McGough ‘walked an impressionistic tightrope which, though exhilarating, meant that on occasion he fell off’. Come join this, now more established, tightrope and fall off or balance as you wish - this Wurkshop will catch you!

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have been writing for longer. As the class size is small, Roger McGough will tailor it to suit all levels. His teaching style is playful and fun. You are guaranteed to learn and enjoy yourself at the same time. 

Book via: www.wurkshop.co.uk/adults 

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