Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Faber Poetry Course

Here's another interesting offering from Faber.

“Becoming a Poet 2010”, a six-month workshop-based course which ranges from the improvement of technical skills to putting together a first collection, starts in January with poet Paul Perry as its director. Perry’s most recent collection is The Orchid Keeper . His next, The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance will be published by the Dedalus Press next year.

(I've never heard of him but he teaches at UCD Creative Writing)

Poets Ciaran Carson, Dennis O'Driscoll and Leontia Flynn are among those lined up as visiting writers.

Who is it for: This is aimed at writers who aspire to publishing a first collection of poetry.

When: Starts 7th January 2010. 24 two-hour evening sessions on Tuesdays and six full-day sessions on Saturdays.

How Many: There are 16 places.

Fee: €3,000 but one place will be given free – based on merit, not financial circumstances.

OK, that's really expensive, close to the cost of a full MA without the certificate. Unless you get the one free place. I wonder how open that is? It's obviously not judged anonymously...

Where: St Stephens Green Hibernian Club in Dublin.

At the end of the course, all students will give a short reading.

The curriculum includes sessions on a range of topics including “The Dramatic Monologue”, “The Epistolary Poem”, “The Ode”, “Haiku” – and “Repetition, Rhythm and Blues”.

See Faber website here.

Deadline: 20th November

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