Mentoring Packages 

I am opening my books for a handful of mentoring students. Mentoring can be availed of in blocks of 4, 8 or 12 sessions and can be arranged weekly, fortnightly or monthly. 

Each package is tailored to the needs of the individual mentee.

Please submit a Contact form for more information. 

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Into Poetry 

Online Poetry Course 

Now open for registration!

Course Outline

 

The course will comprise of 4 x 2 hour online weekly group sessions:

 

Week 1: Writing Poetry

This first session will be used for introductions and to get you straight into the act of writing poetry through a mixture of long and short writing exercises

 

Week 2: Imagery

This session will explore what is meant by ‘imagery’, and consider how to generate new and innovative imagery in your own work

 

Week 3: Structure

This session will consider the purpose and effect of structure on the meaning of a poem through exploring how variations in form can impact on the poem’s meaning

 

Week 4: Editing 

This session will involve a discussion about different editing techniques and motivations, as well as a checklist from which you can 

edit your own work beyond the course

 

1-to-1 Session (Optional):  This may be used to:

  • Gain specific feedback on 3 of your poems 

  • Discuss questions and concerns about poetry more generally 

 

Course Costs and Options

 

  1. Into Poetry: Day Sessions

 

  • Online: 10 participants maximum

  • Through Google Classroom

  • Wednesday 2nd /9th /16th /23rd March 10am-12 Noon

  • 1-to-1 Session (Optional): To be arranged between course instructor and participant 

 

2. Into Poetry: Evening Sessions

 

  • Online: 10 participants maximum 

  • Through Google Classroom

  • Thursday 3rd /10th /17th /24th March  6pm- 8pm

  • 1-to-1 Session (Optional): To be arranged between course instructor and participant

Please note: 

 

  1. Both courses are the same: do not sign up for both 

  2. It is not possible to alternate day/evening sessions as each group will have their own online space to work in

 

 

Price Options and Methods of Payment 

 

Into Poetry: (inc. 1-to-1 feedback session) £200

 

Into Poetry: (Group sessions only) £160

 

To pay

 

  1. Submit a Contact form with your name, email address and preferred session 

  2. You will then be sent a PayPal invoice 

  3. Only when you have paid for the course will your place be confirmed 

  4. Terms and Conditions are below and will also be sent to all confirmed participants          

 

 

 

 

Online Terms and Conditions

 

 

Bookings


Bookings can only be confirmed when the course fee (£200/£160 as chosen) has been paid. The balance of your course fee is due before the course starts:

 

Into Poetry: Day: 2nd March 2022

 

Into Poetry: Evening: 3rd March 2022

 

If I have not received your balance when it is due, I reserve the right to offer the place to someone else.

 

Cancellations


Courses usually require a minimum of four participants to run. In the event of a course being cancelled, you will receive a full refund of your fee or have the option to transfer your fees to the next course.

 

Should you need to cancel, your fee will only be refunded or transferred if your place can be filled. 

Should you need to cancel on the day the course begins or beyond this point, I cannot commit to providing refunds or transfers (though individual circumstances will be taken into consideration).

I am not able to provide partial refunds if you have missed a session for any reason. You will still be able to access the resources from that session online.

Conduct

 

It is expected that all participants are thoughtful and respectful of each other while working online. Please ensure you are participating from a quiet location without interruption from others, external noises etc. Wearing headphones can help cut out interference. I reserve the right to refuse a place to and/or to remove from an online course any person who, in my opinion, behaves in an abusive or disruptive manner or engages in any discriminatory conduct. This also applies to the one-to-one sessions. There would be no refund given if exclusion is made for these reasons. 

 

Loss


I cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by participants as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency, or beyond my control.

 

Participation and access


The course will run online using Google Classroom. If you have any specific learning, access or other health requirements while working online, please discuss these with me prior to the start of the course. This will be give me the best chance to support your needs during the course. 

 

Please note that the Day and Evening Courses are run as separate courses: if you miss a Day Course session, I am unable to accommodate you in the Evening Course Session the following day.

 

 

Privacy statement


When you make your booking for this online course, you agree that I can collect and store your personal information in order to administer your booking and ensure that your needs are met during the course. This information includes personal contact details including: name, address, telephone number, email address, access, learning requirements, payment details, and any other information we may need to administer your booking. Payment will be done through PayPal so I will not have access to your credit/debit card details. I will never share or sell personal information to third parties.

 

Copyright and intellectual property


You guarantee that any material shared or otherwise submitted during this course is your own work, unless otherwise stated, and does not infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of any third party. You own the copyright and intellectual property in all of your original material. You also agree to respect the provenance and confidentiality of material produced or shared on this course which is not your own.

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"I have been writing poetry for years and attended Aoife's 'Into Poetry' workshops. They were excellent; well structured, informative, practical, challenging and enjoyable. And there is the bonus of a one-to-one session for those who wish. She is a very good teacher; gracious, very insightful and humourous and everyone's input is valued.The resources with each session are comprehensive. So there is much to be going on with! I heartily recommend this course."  - Colm Black

"Working with Aoife was a joy, she is such a skilled and talented editor who knows when to suggest tiny tweaks or bigger changes and when to leave the poet to work through things on their own. She was always there for me and wanted me to write the very best poem I could with her wonderful help. I knew my work was in safe and trusted hands as Aoife is such an amazing poet as well as an accomplished editor."  -Lynn Valentine