Poetry Short Course announced by the University and Carcanet Press

Would you like to start to write – or write better – poetry? The Centre for New Writing, Creative Manchester and Carcanet Press have announced a new Poetry Short Course, to be delivered online from 12-23 July.

The course provides an opportunity for aspiring poets around the world to improve their techniques in reading and writing poetry, tutored by acclaimed poets from The University of Manchester.

The course is a product of the University’s flourishing partnership with Carcanet Press, one of the leading literary publishers of modern and classic poetry. Teaching on the course will be none other than the founder of Carcanet, Michael Schmidt, who is also a Professor of Poetry here at the University. Joining him will be fellow Professor of Poetry and the Director of the Centre for New Writing, John McAuliffe.

The course, which is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience in writing poetry, aims to deepen understanding of the craft of writing and to provide inspiration, technical guidance and feedback on students’ work. Further to this, tutors will offer expert insights into the publishing processes associated with poetry; a unique opportunity to learn from those with deep experience in this field.

Delivered online via the Blackboard learning environment, the Poetry Short Course reaches across geographical boundaries and is accessible to budding poets the world over. It will be taught and assessed via online lectures, seminars, workshops and live reading events. The total course fee is £450, and applications are being accepted now until Friday 28 May 2021.

Find out more about the course and apply via the Poetry Short Course webpage.

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