For 2020 we have scheduled two consecutive tanka courses; one following directly on from the other. If you would prefer a longer course than the usual three-part one, then you can choose to book both together (at the booking button furthest down the page) at a small discount. This is a bit of an experiment, to improve the flexibility of our courses. If you have any opinions on this your feedback would be very welcome! (to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
Start Date 1: Tuesday January 21st 2020.
End Date 1: Tuesday March 17th 2020.
Start Date 2: Tuesday March 24th 2020.
End Date 2: Tuesday May 19th 2020.
Level: Beginners at creative writing; beginners and improvers of tanka.
No. of Assignments and Feedback: 3 for each course.
Group Size: Up to 5 for each course.
Course Description: This course, looking at the five-line Japanese poetry form tanka is suitable for complete beginners, as well as experienced writers in other forms, and those who might have already been writing haiku and are looking for a new challenge. If you already write longform poetry, then tanka is a good introduction to the Japanese forms, as there is room for a little more lyricism here than there is in haiku. The course feedback is sent by email, with participants reading Alan's commentary on each others' poems as well as their own in a group learning process.
Introductory materials, including a writing prompt, are sent out on the start date. Participants submit two poems three times over each course (total 6 poems per course) and can also add a couple of rewritten poems for final comments during that time.
Full Cost: £125 (approximately US$161)
Early Bird Rate: £115 (approximately US$148) if booking 1 week before the course start date.
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