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Writing West Midlands Short Course: Poetry and Parenthood with Helen Calcutt
Tue 30 Jan 2018 to Tue 27 Feb 2018
This writing workshop will explore themes of parenthood, and how we write about parenthood.Open to beginners as well as more established writers.

Through birth, adoption or fostering, the moment of becoming a parent changes you forever, in a way you cannot predict. From what we gain by becoming parents, to what we lose – this workshop will explore our subjective experiences as mothers and fathers and shape them into verse. 

Writers will distil single moments in ‘parent time’, explore how becoming a parent can change, influence, and strengthen our poetic voices, and explore our children’s voices, and how the conversations between us and them can come alive in the work. There will be sharing and discussion, alongside intensive writing exercises and feedback.

The short course is for those new to poetry, as well as experienced poets. It is intended for parents with children of all ages.

Helen Calcutt is a globally published poet and critic. She reads and performs her work internationally and has taken on writing residences with The National Trust and Loughborough University, where she is also a visiting lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. Helen is a qualified dance artist, as well as a poet.

Course dates: Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 30 January, 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2018
Where: Birmingham & Midland Institute
Course fee: £99 (You must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

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Additional Information:
Location:
Birmingham
Region(s):
West Midlands
Price:
£99

Contact Information:
Organisation:
Writing West Midlands
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