Beginners’ Poetry with Helen Ivory

Helen Ivory
From 26 September
Norwich School (Norwich Cathedral)
Ten weeks (Tuesdays 7 - 9pm)
£225 / £200 conc

Whether you’re taking up poetry for the first time or you’ve already started but could do with extra support – this course is for you. Led by Bloodaxe poet Helen Ivory, this ten week course will help you get to grips with key elements of writing poetry, from imagery and metaphor to how the poem looks on the page and sounds to the ear.

Through a combination of group discussion and one-to-one feedback, Helen will lend her 15 years’ teaching experience to ensure that you come away with an excellent framework for developing your writing. Your efforts will be rewarded with a Certificate of Attendance from the University of East Anglia.

‘Outstanding. An experienced and knowledgeable poet well able to encourage diverse voices in the group.’ - Marian De Saxe

'Helen has been fantastic. She's been inclusive and inspiring. It's a real treat to be taught by someone with such skill as a poet and a tutor. I have really gained a lot from the face to face aspect of this course. I have felt very comfortable and supported and it's been great to get to know everyone. It's introduced me to a whole new world of poetry.'. – Judi

About Helen

Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard (May 2013). She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears. She has over 15 years teaching experience at all levels and as well as teaching for UEA/WCN also teaches for The Poetry School, The Arvon Foundation and The Poetry Society. Fool’s World, a collaborative Tarot with artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Best Collaborative Work award.  A book of collage/ mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me has just been published by KFS. The Anatomical Venus is forthcoming from Bloodaxe. Website