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One-Line Haiku online course

January 16 - April 23

Even more minimalist than haiku, the "monoku" is a poem in one short line. They’ve become increasingly popular and more widely published in journals and anthologies. So if a single short line is the shape of monoku, what is the substance of this tiny haiku derivative? This course will encourage you to consider what a …

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2:00 pm

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

63 Barrington Drive, 63 Barrington Drive
Glasgow, G49ES United Kingdom
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Renowned poet and teacher, Donny O’Rourke has a few places available on this long established, popular and influential, afternoon course. Each week a task is set and the poems it prompts are collectively critiqued in a discussion led by the tutor. Warm, witty and welcoming; that has been Donny’s approach these past thirty five years. …

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7:00 pm

First Words: Poetry

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 8, 2020

Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia is pleased to offer a session of First Words: Poetry for the winter 2020 season. This section of the nine-week poetry writing course will be led by Shauntay Grant, Alison Smith, and Sue Goyette. This session will be offered on Wednesday evenings (7-9 pm) beginning February 12. As a …

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Beethoven – The Poets’ Take: Anthony Anaxagorou, Raymond Antrobus & Ruth Padel

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London Review Bookshop, London Review Bookshop, 14-16 Bury Pl, Holborn
London, WC1A 2JL United Kingdom
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Like Beethoven, the poet Ruth Padel first came to love and understand music through playing the viola. Her great grandfather, a concert pianist, studied music in Leipzig with Beethoven’s friend and contemporary. Her latest collection Beethoven Variations (Chatto) is simultaneously a biography in verse of the great composer and a passionate and highly personal account …

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When Power Corrupts

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton's Close
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT United Kingdom
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‘When power corrupts,’ John F Kennedy said, ‘poetry cleanses.’ But does it? Scottish Poetry Library's panel discussion-slash-reading will address the issue of poetry and power. Should poets be wary of politicians or embrace the chance ‘to speak truth to power’? Can political poetry go beyond sloganeering? And what about when poets become politicians? Panellists include …

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7:30 pm

Finding God in Poetry

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Oaktree Anglican Fellowship, 216 High Street
London, Acton W3 9NX United Kingdom
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This is a weekly discussion group exploring God and people's perceptions of God through contemporary and traditional poetry, hymns, and poetical passages from the Bible. Participants are welcome to bring their own readings or poems they have written themselves. No prior knowledge of poetry or literature is required. Learn more here.

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