Poetry Workshops

Poetry Workshops

Sunday 23rd June 11:00 – 12:30

Words at the Wetlands: Source

Where do your ideas come from and how do you begin a piece of writing?

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.

Taking inspiration from the start of summer, this workshop will consider sources of writing and how best to begin your work. Through a review of some infamous opening lines, you will be guided to find new ways of approaching your subject matter. Then, during a walk around the Wetlands, you will be encouraged to engage with writing exercises and prompts to write your greatest new beginnings.

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

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Sunday 7th July 11:00 – 12:30

Words at the Wetlands: Volta

How do you maintain fresh and dynamic writing within the body of your work?

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.

A volta is the turning point within a piece of writing; it can be a ‘twist’ in the filmic sense or a single word in a haiku. If done well, a volta can turn your entire work upside-down. In this workshop, we will look at some of the great narrative twists and turns and illicit what makes a great turning point within your writing. Then, during a walk around the Wetlands, you will be encouraged to engage with writing exercises and prompts to write your own shocking twists and perspective shifts.

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

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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.

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Should you wish to book all three workshops, we are offering a discounted rate of £40.

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