Plunge into poetry – Autumn 2017

poetry-720609_1920This course will focus on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. This year’s collections will be ‘Say Something Back’ by Denise Riley (shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize) and ‘Waiting for the Past’ by Les Murray (a leading Australian poet). Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337816

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

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A pick and mix of modern poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2017

PoetryThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from a recently published collection. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process, as will students’ own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337129

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

A pick and mix of modern poetry – Autumn 2016

Being Human Poetry AnthologyThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process as will students’ own choices from the anthology, ‘Being Human’.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 26 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336385

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

WEA Derby welcomes the Poet Laureate

In preparation for Carol Ann Duffy’s appearance at the Derby Book Festival, WEA tutors, Carol Anthony and John Rivers, will introduce her unique poems. Whether you sign up for 3 sessions or all 6 you will meet both tutors, as well as potentially getting to know 2 groups of poetry enthusiasts.

Tutor Carol Anthony & John Rivers Dates
Saturday      10.15am – 12.15pm       7, 14, 21 May        Fee: £10.00
Thursday      7.00pm – 9.00pm      12, 19, 26 May        Fee: £10.00
You can come for 3 sessions (£10.00) or 6 sessions (£20.00)
Location The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

To book a place please send payment to the WEA Derby Office: cheques payable to WEA Derby branch

Full details of the Derby Book Festival can be found at www.derbybookfestival.co.uk. Keep up to date with Festival plans on Twitter: @derbybookfest or Facebook: /derbybookfestival

 

Explorations in modern poetry: Sean O’Brien & the anthology Being Human – Spring 2016

Being human anthologyThe core of this course involves exploring meaning and significance in contemporary poetry . We shall consider a recently published collection by Sean O’Brien. Students will also be encouraged to make their own choices from the anthology, ‘Being Human’.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2016
Course Ref – C2335557
Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

WEA tutor reads her poetry

You are welcome to attend the launch and signing of Mice That Roared: Linked Short Stories, and Napoleon Solo Biscuits by WEA creative writing tutor Deborah Tyler-Bennett on Saturday 28 November, 11.30-2.00 upstairs at WH Smith in Loughborough.

There will also be a reading from both these books on Sunday 20 December at Debbie Bryan’s shop, St Mary Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham (time to be confirmed.)

Mostly contemporary poetry: Liz Berry, Kei Miller, Sean O’Brien and others – Autumn 2015

Being Human Poetry AnthologyExploring the meaning and significance of contemporary poetry is at the core of this course. Discussion and comparison with poetry from other periods form part of this process as do students own choices from the anthology Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334956

Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Poems for pleasure – Autumn 2015

stayingalive_poemsforpleasureWe will focus mainly on Astley’s anthology; a vast range of poems written in the contemporary idiom on matters of vital importance to each writer.  Blake’s Poems (1757-1827) will also be explored as he wrote with the same urgency two centuries earlier, and offers interesting comparisons.

Tutor – John Rivers
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm, 10 meetings from 30 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334960
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Contemporary poets – part 2 – Spring 2015

Project 366 #278: 041012 Poetry? I'm Not A VerseDo you want to know what interests contemporary poets? Join us in exploring poems by Sinead Morrissey and Michael Symmons Roberts (winner and runner-up in 2013 T S Eliot Prize). We shall also choose poems for discussion from the anthology Being Alive.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 12 January 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Poems for pleasure – Spring 2015

PoetryA great poem is a diamond made of words… a challenge; but soluble when probed through discussion, given voice by reading it aloud and unearthing what triggered its making. We will look at a variety of poems, styles and eras, from Shakespeare’s sonnets to the Poet Laureate’s offering.

Tutor – John Rivers
Fee – £80.85 (discounted £72.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 meetings from 14 January 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

More contemporary poets

Being AliveDo you want to know what interests contemporary poets? Join us in exploring poems by Sinead Morrissey and Michael Symmons Roberts (winner and runner-up in 2013 T S Eliot Prize). We shall also choose poems for discussion from the anthology Being Alive.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10.15am – 12.15pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Poetry writing for beginners

PoetryWould you like to write poetry but are not sure how to start? We will explore poetry writing as an exciting and satisfying way of expressing ourselves by using some of the major techniques that poets have used throughout the ages.  More experienced poets are also very welcome.

Tutor – Noam Livne
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm, 7 meetings from 25 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online