WEA Derby Branch presents: An evening with Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra.jpgWe are delighted to welcome Faber published poet and Radio 4 Poet in Residence Daljit Nagra to speak at our first ever WEA Derby Branch event hosted by Derby QUAD.

Daljit has published four books of poetry with Faber & Faber, the latest being British Museum, which will be available to purchase at the event.  He is a Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, and presents Poetry Extra, a weekly programme on Radio 4 Extra.

There will be a poetry reading with Q&A, plus a workshop with Daljit for anyone who would like to learn more about writing poetry.

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Workshop: 4.30-6.00pm | Poetry reading/Q&A: 7.00-8.00pm

followed by book signings after 8.00pm

Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Cost: £8.00 standard, £7.00 concessions, £6.00 for WEA/QUAD members

The workshop is free for those who book a ticket for the talk, however places are limited.  If you would like to book for the workshop only, the cost is £5.00.

To book a ticket, contact Derby QUAD on 01332 290606 or call into the box office.  Please show your WEA membership number to qualify for the discount.

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Creative Writing Workshop – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis day school aims to provide new learners and returners with an example of workshop material available in the Autumn course. To those new to creative writing it aims to create a day where they can try exercises and decide if creative writing is for them. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who also writes creative writing guides, it provides a day’s writing exercises and discussion for new and established writers to have fun with.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £21.20 or FREE
Date – Thursday 5 July 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339121

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Wilfred Owen1918 meant the end of the First World War. This had an effect on the lives and literary output of writers and poets. The first part of the day is to look at how and why the First World War ended. Therefore the political and military events of 1918 will be investigated and form a framework for the next session.
The second part of the workshop is to look at how the war and the events of 1918 affected writers and poets such as Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. There will be an opportunity to look at a range of poetry and writing. However the key issue is to understand how war both physically and psychologically affected individuals and therefore created a literary tradition all of its own because of the profound impact it had on some who took part.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £8.00
Date – Saturday 19 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339224

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Have a go at Poetry – Write, Read and Share – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

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A fun and creative course enabling you to be inventive with language, enjoying creating your own poetry and listening and sharing with others.

Tutor – Dave Wood
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 14 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339090

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 2 – Summer 2018

creative-writingThe course is open to both new and more experienced writers. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also had guides to writing published. The idea of the course is simple – come, write, expand your techniques, and have a go at different aspects of creative writing.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 23 May 2018
Course Ref – C2338769

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1 – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis course is aimed at new and more practised writers. It looks at expanding creative writing skills via exercise, reading work aloud, and sharing information. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer. Due to its expanded length – writers have a bit more time to explore their approaches to work.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 18 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338768

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Good Ideas in Creative Writing – Spring 2018

Creative writingThis course is for both new and more seasoned writers. It enables participants to expand and develop their creative writing techniques. The course is taught via exercise, reading work aloud, and discussion. All are welcome, and the course is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also written guides to creative writing. So come along, have fun with words, have a go at the writing exercises in poetry and prose on offer, and develop your skills.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 10 meetings from 10 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338767

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Plunge into Poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2018

On balanceThis course will focus on a selection of poems from recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. These poems are likely to be selected from ‘On Balance’ by Sinead Morrissey or ‘The Noise of a Fly’ by Douglas Dunn. Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 15 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338795

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

 

Leading men part 1 – Autumn 2017

Eliotsilasmarner 0001Through study of the novels Silas Marner by George Eliot, (written in 1861) and Harvest by Jim Crace, Eyrie by Tim Winton and Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (all modern authors) we will study and evaluate authors’ explorations of men’s lives in very different times and countries : England in the 18th century and in the middle ages, 21st century Australia, and 18th century America. Men are shown trying to lead meaningful lives even when the world seems to be against them, with unpredictable, sometimes hilarious consequences.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 11:45am, 9 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337938

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Plunge into poetry – Autumn 2017

poetry-720609_1920This course will focus on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. This year’s collections will be ‘Say Something Back’ by Denise Riley (shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize) and ‘Waiting for the Past’ by Les Murray (a leading Australian poet). Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337816

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

A pick and mix of modern poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2017

PoetryThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from a recently published collection. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process, as will students’ own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337129

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

D H Lawrence – man of the Midlands? – Autumn 2016

DH LawrenceDH Lawrence famously described the countryside around Eastwood as ‘The Country of my Heart’. This course sets out to examine the extent to which Lawrence was influenced by this region, by studying some of his early stories and novels and relating them to the district he knew. There will be a 3 hour field trip on a date to be confirmed.

Tutor – Stephen Bailey
Fee – £57.75 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 5 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336748

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Leading ladies Part 1 – Autumn 2016

BookshelvesWe will study the portrayal of women in four novels, two written by men and two by women; consider the authors’ attitudes to their “leading ladies”, the environment which determines their lives, and how the obstacles which hold them back from self-fulfillment are tackled.

The books for this course are:
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Odd Women by George Gissing
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 11:45am, 9 meetings from 6 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336486

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

What’s the point of short stories?- Summer 2016

UntitledA long course reading short stories! We will start by examining a range of modern and contemporary authors. If we feature stories by Alice Munro, Tim O’Brien, Jon Macgregor and James Lasdun, a theme emerges: what might have been. As the course progresses, it is intended that other authors, other titles, will be suggested by the group.

Tutor – Mike Wilson
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 14 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335776

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Talking literature: Innocence … – Autumn 2015

age of innocence“The innocent……hath no enemy but time”. Can innocence be depicted without the contrast of experience?

Through the texts The Age of Innocence (Wharton), The Harpole Report (JL Carr), Reunion (Uhlman) and The Music Room (Fiennes), we will study and evaluate authors’ explorations of the different aspects of innocence.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am-11:45am, 9 meetings from 8 October 2015
Course Ref – C2334978
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online