Correspondence CoursesOur online/ correspondence courses are 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks in length. Each week you receive a tutorial (via email) with written material and links to audio and video recordings. There are various quick tasks within the email and then one main writing task for the week. You can send that work to Live Canon for detailed written feedback each week. There is also an online discussion group for the course, which you can dip into at any time, and discuss work with other participants and get their feedback. The courses are designed to be as flexible as possible around your other life commitments - you don't need to be available at any specific time in the week.
Live Canon courses are taught by our director, Dr Helen Eastman, unless otherwise stated.
Spring Term 2022
Gathering and Editing Your First Collection (6 weeks)
Ekphrastic Poetry (6 weeks)
Writing Science (12 weeks)
Found Poetry (4 weeks)
Metaphor (4 weeks)
The Historical Figure in Poetry (6 weeks)
Summer Term 2022
Promoting Your Poetry (4 weeks)
Lyrics and Librettos (6 weeks)
Narrative poetry (6 weeks)
Playing with rhyme (4 weeks)
Writing the Climate Crisis (12 weeks)