HOW WRITERS WRITE POETRY March/April 18 Online Workshop


7-Week Online Workshop based on lectures from the Iowa University online course 

26 February- 01 April 2018

Based on the tremendous success of last year’s HOW WRITERS WRITE POETRY workshop, Coill will repeat this 7-week-wonder in March/April 2017 – using some of last year’s lectures as well as new material for inspiration. It is unclear when the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) might host another free mass online course – in the meantime, the Coill HWWP course presents an ideal platform for:

  • those who wish to attempt poetry-writing for the first time
  • experienced poets looking for new inspiration and to up their output
  • those who already did the HWWP 2015 course and wish to revisit its teachings, complete poems-in-progress and start some fresh verse.

This workshop will include weekly video talks by revered poets, inspiring readings, superbly crafted writing assignments and online workshopping of your drafts. Watch the 2015 course video here. Sign up now and profit from guaranteed feedback as well as the motivational boost of other budding poets expecting your weekly posts!

Core assets of the Workshop:

  • open to all levels of experience
  • as much or little tutor guidance as suits you
  • fantastic micro-exercises that will enhance your poetic technique
  • qualified tutor feedback on up to 2 submissions per week
  • further feedback from like-minded peers
  • focus & flexibility enabled by a small, committed online group
  • buzz of writing for an actual audience
  • learning from the best!

Core facts for participation:

  • runs from 26 February- 01 April 2018
  • Coill online forum links in directly with the IWP course materials
  • workshop fee: 300 € 

Testimonials from a previous Coill How Writers Write Poetry Support Workshop

I thought it worked really well – I would never have managed the course at all if I’d been doing it by myself on the main forum. It was really enjoyable, inspirational, and definitely got me thinking about poetry and what it means.

All the feedback was invaluable and encouraging too – I’d definitely consider doing it again!

I really like the format of your courses, and the enthusiasm and positivity from everyone, as well as your own really useful input.

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