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The Art Of Writing Poetry!

a home study course from

The Writers Bureau

The Writers Bureau is part of the STT group of colleges


Learn how to write poetry

Writing poetry is one of the most engaging, enriching and enjoyable forms of creative writing. It is a highly skilled way of expressing yourself that is deeply rewarding when you capture a mood or feeling just right.

When writing poetry, you have the freedom to turn language upside down, inside out and play with words in a way you can’t in ordinary prose. And, anyone can do it!

All you need is a love of words and a desire to express yourself with words. However, if you want to create great poetry you need to know the rules and develop the techniques that successful poets use. These can easily be learned and, with the help of an experienced poet as your tutor, this course will show you how.


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Poetry Writing



Code: STSD      Course Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

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Certificate In The Art Of Writing Poetry

So that you can develop your poetry writing skills, we offer you the chance to learn from one of Britain’s leading poets, critics and adjudicators – Alison Chisholm. Not only has she written the course, she will be your tutor as well.

You are never going to make a fortune from writing poetry. It would be misleading to say otherwise. But, in spite of this, there are many potential outlets for your work and these are fully explained in the course.

However, publication is just one motivation for putting pen to paper. Many people write poetry as an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. For others it is more cathartic, a way to understand and release deeply felt emotions. It can also be a stimulating, intellectual activity. But, whatever your motivation for writing poetry, we know that our course will enrich your enjoyment.

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Your Tuition

One of the key aspects to getting the most out of your course is the quality of your tuition. All STT tutors are experienced in teaching by distance learning and have been specially trained by us to help you.

Your tutor for this course will be Alison Chisholm – the course author – so you’ll be guided by one of Britain’s leading poets.

There are 12 assignments to complete. These are completely open so you write about your favourite topics and compose your poems around the subjects that interest you. You will be advised, as needed, on:

• your style
• construction
• the presentation
• rhyme
• metre
• how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that so many beginners make

Alison will give you constructive comment and will help you to be objective and realistic in your approach to your work. At the same time she will provide motivation and encouragement.

We have brought together a professional tuition service and an effective course so that you can work towards a Certificate in The Art of Writing Poetry. Not only will you gain a Certificate, you’ll also gain confidence in your writing abilities and a deeper understanding and knowledge of poetry.


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Who Should Take This Poetry Course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to try their hand at writing poems. This includes those who have never tried writing before.

However, even if you have written poetry before this course will help you develop your craft and encourage you to try different styles and formats.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications or experience are needed to enrol.

Course Objectives

In your course you deal with every aspect of poetry. You’ll learn:

• how to look at the world through a poet's eyes
• the use of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary in poetry
• about rhyme, metre and rhythm
• the different forms of poetry
• where to find inspiration
• how to develop your own individual style
• how to write lyrics
• how to write poems for special occasions
• how to give poetry readings
• about entering poetry competitions

Plus, you are shown specific techniques that help you to generate ideas, develop themes and structure your poems.

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Follow-on Training

The Certificate in Writing for the Internet Course will complement your Certificate in The Art of Writing Poetry perfectly, once you start being published. 

We also have a whole range of other writing courses you may wish to try. Click here for further details >>>


Because we have full confidence in the course and tuition service, we are able to make your enrolment as risk free as possible by giving you this double guarantee:

1. You have the course on 15-day inspection. If you are not completely satisfied with it, just return it within 15 days of receipt and your money will be refunded in full.

2. We will give you a £10 refund for every written assignment that is not assessed properly by your tutor (failing agreement between us arbitration is available).

Start Studying Right Away When You Enrol Online

Anyone can enrol on this course. You do not need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

There is no fixed enrolment date so you can start as soon as you are ready. Plus, you can study where and when you like – in the UK or abroad, at home, in the library or at work.

And, by enrolling online you can be studying in just five minutes. The first sections are available as soon as your payment has been accepted.

Your course materials are sent to you by post and should arrive within seven working days in the UK or 28 working days if you are overseas.


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Code: STSD      Course Fees: £354
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

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Alternatively telephone our fast enrolment facility (credit/debit cards only). Just call our 24hr freephone line: 0800 856 2008 (UK only) or if you are overseas please call 44 161 819 9911 during office hours.


WB Online Student Community

As soon as you’ve enrolled you will become a member of our online student community, which is an easy way to contact other students and keep in touch with the college.

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online community click here >>>

Alison Chisholm – Course Author And Poet

Alison has had more than 500 poems published in various magazines and anthologies and has been broadcast by BBC radio. Her personal collections include Daring the Slipstream, Need For Unicorns and Mapping the Maze.

She has won major poetry competitions and is now a regular adjudicator of such competitions herself. She has tutored poetry workshops, seminars and summer schools since 1985, as well as giving talks on poetry throughout the country. She has edited collections of poetry and written extensively about it in writers’ magazines.

See What Students Say

“Very enjoyable! I have had another nine poems accepted for publication. A total of 25.”
S. Maycock

“I have had two poems accepted for Pen Magazine and have also been invited to share a workshop at a later date.”
F Davies

“The course is very good because it is comprehensive and flexible. I have had one poem accepted by Poetry Now magazine for a book of verse.”
M Wilkes

“I would like to express my appreciation to you for your help in guiding me in the right direction. The course has provided me with much relaxation during the winter months.”
M Vere

“I have just completed the poetry course which I hugely enjoyed. I owe Alison Chisholm an immense debt; she has been enormously helpful, stimulating and encouraging.”
M Russell

“Very good course indeed. My tutor responds in such a way that she seems like a friend. I haven't seen another specialist poetry course like this one. It is really positive and good value for money.”
J Reed

“I've had one poem published and one accepted for Quantum Leap magazine, one poem published by Carers magazine and won joint first prize with 'Christmas Haiku' in a competition. I'm very pleased I started the course. It has enlarged my reading of modern poetry and has encouraged me to try different styles. Many thanks to my tutor.”
J Warren

“I feel the course has taught me a lot and has given me the confidence to attempt to get my work published. The exercises have been very useful and I am very much enjoying the course. I have had 19 poems accepted since enrolling."
C Mansfield


For your free information pack click here >>>

Code: STSD      Course Fees: £354 
Easy Payment Terms:
£42 deposit plus £18 postage and packing = £60 then £52 per month for the following 6 months making £372 in all

Enrol Now

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Course Summary:

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Length: 17 modules 

Number of Tutor 
Marked Assignments
: 12 
Maximum Course Time
2 years 
15 Day Trial and £10 refund if an assignment is not marked properly
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