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A Manual for Dreaming Women - Poetry Course

This six-week poetry course for women, led by poet Rachel Long, explores your dreams: night-time narratives constructed and experienced in image.

Over six weeks, sink deeper into the metaphoric possibilities of dreams and increase your understanding of poetry. The course includes research visits to the National Poetry Library and Hayward Gallery.

Our guides are the writings of Claudia Rankine, Anne Carson, Audre Lorde, Lydia Davis, and more: a manual of, and for, dreaming women. A willingness to learn with and from other participants with varied levels of experience is essential.

Rachel Long is a poet and the founder of Octavia: Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, which is housed here at Southbank Centre. She was shortlisted for Young Poet for Laureate for London in 2014 and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. Rachel has run poetry workshops for The Poetry School, The Serpentine Galleries and at University of Oxford. She has been assistant tutor to Jacob Sam-La Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme since 2015.

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall
Sunley Pavilion, Level 3

Pricing

£90 for six-week course
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£90 for six-week course

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 18+

Event information
Please note, the deadline for submissions has passed and applications for this course are closed.

This course takes place from 7pm – 9pm on the following dates:
Mon 14 Jan: Sunley Pavilion, Level 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 28 Jan: Sunley Pavilion, Level 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 11 Feb: Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 25 Feb: Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 11 Mar: National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 25 Mar: Blue Room, Spirit Level, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall

All six sessions are included in this ticket. We strongly recommend that participants make sure they are available for all six sessions of the course, but at a minimum attend four.

This course is open to Women (inclusive of trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary people).

Please bring a notebook and something to write with.