Workshops and Courses

All upcoming courses

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  1. Writers on Writing is now in progress and closed for bookings, but you can still come along to our live author events, see below for details.
  2. Radicalising the Domestic. A four week online course in which we’ll be looking at how we can reinvigorate and radicalise the domestic poem. For this course there are two price options: 1. Facebook and prompts only (£40)- for this option you will receive two prompts and some notes to your inbox every week, plus access to the closed facebook page associated with this course. 2. Option two (£60) includes everything in option one, as well as access to two zoom poetry workshops on 12th July and 26th July. Option two has limited places. The course begins on 1st July and ends on 31st July. See below for further details and booking.

Courses and Live Author Events

Want to experience the Q&A, reading and open mic, but can’t sign up for the full course? You can book your tickets for the live events by following these links:

Polly Atkin 30th June 2022 7-9pm UK Time: Eventbrite Polly Atkin

Kim Moore 21st July 2022 7-9 PM UK Time: Eventbrite Kim Moore

Course participants have priority for Q&A and open mic but you are welcome to email me at wendyprattfreelancewriter@gmail.com to put your name down for open mic spots and to send a preprepared questions for the authors to answer.

Radicalising the Domestic

Dates

1st July – Course begins

12th July – zoom workshop 7-9pm UK time

26th July zoom workshop 7-9pm UK time

31st July – course ends

What do we mean by ‘the domestic poem’? 

Interior poems, poems about the inner lives of houses, homes, the everyday, day-to-day occupations that are so much a part of our lives, but because of their ordinariness, don’t find their way into poetry.

The domestic poem and the genre of ‘women’s writing’

By its very nature, the domestic poem is mostly written by women, does that de-value it? 

Eavan Boland talks about the domestic poem in her book of essays A Journey With Two Maps. She says:

Gradually I realised it had been designated a lesser genre; almost a sub-genre. In fact, in the nineteenth century the domestic poem was a code for something a poetess was likely to write…

Boland goes on to quote Annie Finch:

In the nineteenth century…the term poetess was typically a conventional compliment to, or acknowledgement of, any female poet’s femininity. During the twentieth century it became more often a label of contempt and condescension. 

Poets are still tuned into these assumptions. Although the world of poetry is less male dominated than perhaps it once was, there is still a stigma around certain subjects, subjects you might not go near if you want to be considered a ‘serious’ poet. 

Join me for a four week online course in which we’ll be looking at how we can reinvigorate and radicalise the domestic poem. For this course there are two price options:

1. Facebook and prompts only (£40)- for this option you will receive two prompts and some notes to your inbox every week, plus access to the closed facebook page associated with this course.

2. Option two (£60) includes everything in option one, as well as access to two zoom poetry workshops on 12th July and 26th July. Option two has limited places. The course begins on 1st July and ends on 31st July.

One place on Radicalising the Domestic: Option One

This option gives you access to a closed facebook group and notes and prompts delivered straight to your inbox.

£40.00

One place on radicalising the Domestic: Option Two

This option gives you access to a closed facebook group and notes and prompts delivered straight to your inbox, plus access to two zoom poetry workshops on 12th July and 26th July.

£60.00