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Promoting Your Work: Online/Correspondence Poetry Course, Live Canon


An online/correspondence course for writers and poets

Wednesday 20th January 2021 - Wednesday 10th February 2021

We asked poets if there were any courses they'd like us to add to our offering. This slightly surprised us, as it's not a writing course, per se, but we are going to pull together all the information, resources and experience we have, to help poets with this tricky question of how to market their work.

We'll look at how to use live events, social media and other channels, and if we are still in the shadow of lockdown, how to adapt to these particular circumstances. As it's the first time we have run the course, we will be actively seeking the feedback of participants and moulding the course to their needs.

This is a 4-week correspondence course, and you can take part from anywhere in the world. Each week you receive a tutorial via email (illustrated with videos and audio recordings). There will be tasks to complete and to share with the group and the Live Canon team.

The cost is 70 pounds (50 pounds for students and the unwaged). That includes 4 tutorials, and detailed written feedback each week on your work. 

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Feedback from participants on other Live Canon correspondence courses:

'The tutorials are absolutely packed with information, inspiration and ideas. Way more than I was expecting'.

'I've been on quite a lot of poetry courses. This is the first that has really changed me as a writer.'

'I found myself relating pretty much everything I was reading, writing or thinking to the course. It was three months of pure engagement for me'.

'This sort of correspondence course is a god send if, like me, you are on the other side of the world from the poetry community you used to be a part of...'

This is one of many courses offered by Live Canon; find out about other courses, and opportunities for feedback and coaching at

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