In this course, you will learn how to make big abstract emotions specific and tangible. Through a mixture of drawing and writing you will learn how to centre emotions in the body, craft metaphors, write freely and without inhibition and finally read two poems and use them as a basis to write a poem from your own feelings and experiences. The key to this course is remembering that you and your experience of the world is important and worth writing about.

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Course Curriculum

Hi, I’m Lewis Buxton

I am a poet, performer and arts producer. In 2018-19 my pamphlet ‘Weight’ was selected as one of the Poetry School & Nine Arches Press Primers Volume 4 poets. I was the recipient of the 2018 UEA Literacy Festival Bursary for Creative Writing. My work has been published in The Rialto, Magma, Ambit & Oxford Poetry. I am Director of TOAST, a live poetry event and workshops project designed to support poets in the U.K. I have performed in theatres and at literary festivals across the country. I teach creative writing in schools and libraries for organisations like The Poetry Society, The Poetry School & The National Centre for Writing. I have completed residencies with First Story, The Norwich Arts Centre and BBC Norfolk, and currently live in Norwich.

Photo: Thom Law Photography