I've been planning some interesting FE courses for the next year. Here's what's planned so far:
At the Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorset
From Friday, 17-Sunday, 19 August, 2007, Gerard Woodward and I will hold an intensive weekend workshop for poets--like a mini-Arvon. Activities will include workshops, readings, discussions about the contemporary poetry scene (including publishing), exercises, etc. The Kingcombe Centre is a wonderful retreat, and catering's included. From the website, select "Holidays & Courses" from the menu, then choose "August," and scroll down to find Gerard and I's course.
Saturday, 14 June 2008. For The Poetry School, I'll be teaching a day workshop (10:30-4:30) on Prose Poetry and Place. Drawing on the natural beauty of Kingcombe, this day long seminar will take participants into the meadows to explore the roles of place in prose poetry, through discussion, a writing exercise, and workshop. Between the topic and the surroundings, it should be a great day.
At The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Bath
October 2007-June 2008. On alternating Wednesday nights, 7-9 p.m., I'll teach The Opportunities of Form again (warmly known as OOF!) for The Poetry School. The first term will address dramatic monologues, the second term will introduce the prose poem, and the third term will explore the uses of the line in free verse.
At The Phoenix, Exeter
Saturday, 3 November 2007, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Publishing Your Poetry, The Poetry School. A popular, energetic class, packed with information.
At a yet unknown location in London
Saturday, 23 February 2008, 10:30-4:30? Publishing Your Poetry, The Poetry School.