Poetry Workshops

Poetry Workshops


Sunday 4th August 11:00 – 12:30

Words at the Wetlands: Coda

What does an ending need?

Join writer and poet, Lee Mackenzie, in a writing workshop dedicated to finding an answer to this question in the beautiful surroundings of the Walthamstow Wetlands.

To a musician, a coda is an expanded cadence. To a lay person, it is a large chorus at the end of a song (think, Hey Jude). To a writer, it is a good way of thinking about how to get the end of a piece of writing right.  Whether a perfect resolution, a call-back or a strong image, the writer must try and leave an impression on the reader: like an earworm in music, something which repeats, intrigues or haunts the reader.  In this workshop, we will reflect on some endings to see what works and what does not. Then, during a walk around the Wetlands, you will be encouraged to engage with writing exercises and prompts to write your own endings which reverberate in your readers and leave them wanting more!

This is the third of a trio of workshops dedicated to narrative within poetry and fiction writing.


view at Walthamstow Wetlands