Notebook and Pen

Creative Writing

Since September 2019, I've been teaching creative writing classes at City Lit.

Next year, I am teaching two courses at City Lit: Poetry workshop: intensive (11/01/22-15/02/22), and the brand new Writing the prose poem: a taster (12/02/22 & 19/02/22).

I feel the need to help students reach their full potential by creating an environment where they feel safe to explore the stories within them.

My main goal is to make my students confident enough to believe in their work. I give them the opportunity to workshop their writing and receive constructive feedback. I use various exercises and poems (from classic to contemporary poetry, English-language poems to translated works) to broaden my students’ knowledge. In my classes, they develop their critical skills by analysing carefully the way poems are crafted and apply what they’ve learned to their own practice.

I also have in stock other creative writing classes for more advanced levels or thematic (focusing on one topic or practical-oriented). Here is a non-exhaustive list of my classes:

- Childhood

- Family

- Five senses

- History

- How to Create a Poetry Pamphlet

- How to Submit to Poetry Magazines

- International/Multilingual Poetry

- Place

- The Poetry of Displacement

- The Seven Sins

- Women Poets

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at julie.irigaray@gmail.com to learn more about it.