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Connections through Literature - This Modern Life: Poetry Masterclass with Rachel Long

A two-hour poetry masterclass inspired by writing contemporary ‘real life’; brunching, online dating, plant-parenting, toy-dog walking, cleaning, coping… You’ll explore and write about juggling family, friendships, two inboxes, that burgeoning book pile. This is a course that pretends it’s casual-cool, but sometimes cries at night under the weight of its heart.

Course Outline:
We’ll explore the multiplicity of modern life, in all its velocity and stillness. We’ll read, discuss, and write poems that feel fresh, present, so very now; poems that capture the energy, rhythm, eerie laptop light of our lives.
For guidance and inspiration, we’ll read poems by Morgan Parker, Kim Addonizio, Caroline Bird, Cecilia Knapp, and Jack Underwood.
Participants will write in-session through a series of guided prompts. There will be an opportunity to share and celebrate the new work, if you would like to.

Course Outcomes:
By the end of the masterclass, participants will have a clutch of new and exciting poems/poem beginnings.

Course Details: Course will take place online via Zoom. 

Booking essential, places are limited to 25 participants.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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