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Woman the Canon: Online/Correspondence Poetry Course, Live Canon


This course will explore the work of 12 under-known female poets from the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

Wednesday 13th January 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

Each week's tutorial will introduce you to the work of one of the poets, illustrating the tutorial with video and audio content. 

At the end of the tutorial there will be a writing prompt, using the poet's work to inspire a new poem. You will be able to get full written feedback on your work each week and there will be an online discussion group for sharing thoughts and ideas with other course participants. 

The course is designed completely flexibly to work around your life, so you do not have to be online at any particular time during the week...

The course costs £180 for 12 weeks; there is a concession rate of £120 for students, retired and unwaged. If you aren't sure if you qualify for the concession rate, just drop us an email.

Live Canon courses are taught by our director, Dr Helen Eastman, and Senior Editor, Rebecca Hare.

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Feedback on Live Canon's correspondence courses:

'The tutorials were brilliant - and full of interesting material and ideas. Much more than I was expecting. I enjoyed the video links.'

'I really valued the written feedback. It was very detailed but also 'actionable'. There were good, concrete suggestions for editing my work'.

'I live in the middle of nowhere and I'm a carer, so getting to a weekly group is really difficult. This made me feel like I was part of a community. Also, I needed a bit of technical help getting set up in the discussion group, and Live Canon called me and talked it all through really patiently on the phone'. 

'Worth every penny for the brilliant feedback alone.'

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