Creative Writing Course: Contemporary Poetry

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Learn about Contemporary Poetry Writing with our creative writing courses in Sydney.

Ready to debunk some myths? Poetry today can be enjoyed and created in all manner of settings, by all kinds of people and in any language. No longer the domain of reclusive writers in countryside settings – verse for birthdays, deaths and other special occasions – contemporary poetry can be inspired in an instant, composed on a train… It is an opportunity that can surface anytime, to translate ideas into words like a musical phrase.

Join this workshop to refresh your approach to poetry. You’ll learn that writing poetry can be impromptu, that inspiration and composition can take place in moments, that the craft can be honed in any environment.
You’ll learn that writing poetry is a leisurely pursuit that enriches your connection with place and time, encourages calm and wellbeing and helps the brain reach its creative potential.

The course will look at different forms of contemporary poetry. You will learn how to analyse its musicality, sense and design. This will help you write your own poetry in class with tutorial prompts and guidance.


By the end of this poetry course, you will have gained:

  • a general awareness of poetry across the ages
  • the skills to evaluate a poem
  • the skills to write a poem
  • a basic knowledge of publishing/market opportunities for poetry

Ideal for

Writers at all levels. Whether you are a beginner or have experience of writing poetry, the course will stimulate your imagination and help you to develop your writing skills in a positive workshop environment.

Course content

This online course combines hands-on writing exercises and a shared group experience to give learners the basic tools to start their own poetic journeys.

  • Introduction to writing & reading poetry
  • Working in groups to discuss creating a poem
  • Brainstorming activities and writing prompts
  • Developing personal style
  • Writing and editing in groups
  • Honing your craft
  • Opportunities for challenging yourself in the publishing world

Please come prepared

Please have these items ready before the first session:

  • a pen and notebook (or device for writing)
  • source material to inspire your poetry, e.g. photos, magazine clippings, news articles, diary pages or other items

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

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