Form (Core course, Lesson #10) - 3rd November 2022, 7-9pm GMT


Sonnets, villanelles, haiku, sestinas, abecedarians, lipograms, cinquains etc., etc. Form can be an intimidating and frustrating thing, and yet to write in form is a sign of the ‘serious poet’. No wonder many of us go in fear of form, or find ourselves hopelessly hung up on it. This class takes the pressure off and provides practical advice for using forms.


A perfect class for beginners new to form, or for any poet who may struggle with working in form.


What will happen in this class:


  • A discussion about ‘form’ and what it means to us.
  • A lecture covering: why write using form?, some examples of forms: their rules and effects, some tips and advice for writing in forms.
  • Two exercises getting to grips with form.



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