Get Your Heart Broken. Write About It.
This workshop explores a fun, experiential and informal way of learning how to read and write poetry. Using song lyrics, poems and other forms of beautiful storytelling, you’ll be exposed to the way poets think about their work and the experiences that touch and transform you.
Explore different ways of expressing ideas through poetry
Dissect the structure of some poems to see what makes them tick
Excavate the hidden meaning behind selected poems
Create a first chapbook to kick-start a collection of our own poems
HOW IT WORKS
The workshop is held at our facility once a week over the weekend for a total period of 6 (six) weeks or 6 (six) sessions at 4 hours per session. It also combines lectures, reading assignments and discussions; as well as in-class exercises, take-home assignments, and response-writing.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
Anyone interested in reading, writing and enjoying the art of poetry.
Debra Yatim is a poet, journalist, activist and literary translator.
DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT PLANS
We offer a 10% discount for university students who would like to join the workshop; and a 15% discount for anyone who has previously taken a course/workshop at The Jakarta Post Writing Center. Please contact us to find out about our other payment options.