Discover the wonderful work of poetry with this creative writing course. Whether you are seasoned lover of poetry or just initiating an interest, you will love this course. This is a friendly course providing a nourishing blend between reading and writing poetry and you will be guided to look at poems through a spiritual lens. The aim is to help you discover how poems can deepen your spiritual practice and bring more awareness to your life and writing while practising having the self confidence to express yourself. It is ideal for those who love words and meaning and who want to benefit from a writing community to share ideas, poems and practice with others. Beginners and those with previous experience are welcome.
If you are interested in dedicating time and space to reading and writing poetry this course is for you. It will provide you with a friendly, nurturing and fun place even if you feel a little shy of poetry.
In the course you will be:
· lead in a guided meditation which help you to explore how poems can open up new ways of thinking, feeling and being in the world.
· practice noticing and appreciating and mindfully entering a poem, with alertness, curiosity and open-hearted responsiveness similar to that of the attention we cultivate in meditation.
· be guided in a series of exercises involving writing and personal reflection.
There will be a place to share your experiences in a supported community which will give you the opportunity to practice being seen and heard, which will develop your self confidence and give you the opportunity to explore meaning in your life.
Openness is encouraged but you won’t be asked to share more than you are comfortable with. Come practice with us, you are welcome!
Once completed, there is a continuation course called FORM and FEELING in poetry.
Please bring pen and paper with you
What financial support is available?
We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey.
Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.
What other support is available?
All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.