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The Shape of Poetry workshop

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Many of us feel intimidated by formal poetry: Some of us consider it too restrictive and governed by rules, while others write exclusively in form. This workshop is an invitation to all writers of poetry, whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, to explore the creative potential of poetic forms.

Our monthly sessions happen on the second Saturday of the month from 1pm til 2.30pm in The Community Works. During each of our workshops, we will look at the conventions of a particular form such as the sonnet, ghazal, or haiku, read example poems, and write our own versions. This workshop will be a collaborative space for us to explore how experimenting with limitations or restrictions in our writing can give us whole new ways of expressing ourselves, and open unexpected doors!

All you need to bring is yourself – pens and paper will be supplied. The workshop is open to anyone aged 16+.
Attendance is free, but please do register in advance here to let us know you’re coming.

The Oxford Poetry Library is an accessible space but please do contact us in advance if you have specific requirements. You can email us about this or with any questions about the workshop at oxfordpoetrylibary@gmail.com


December 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Community Works
21 Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HH United Kingdom
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