Start Date: Tuesday May 21st 2019. This class is now fully booked. Thank you!
End Date: Tuesday July 16th 2019.
Level: Beginners at creative writing; beginners and improvers of tanka.
No. of Assignments and Feedback: 3
Group Size: 3 to 4.
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 the course (total 6 poems) 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)
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This class is now fully booked. Thank you!