16 Ways of Writing a Poem: All Night Poetry Masterclass with Mario Petrucci

Date: 18/05/2013 Times: Sunday 19th May 12am - 6am Prices: £65 / £55 conc Location: Writers' Centre Norwich

Learn 16 news ways of writing a poem, from midnight to dawn, with experienced poet, Mario Petrucci.

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"Great poetry is whatever manages, somehow, to win over those white squares of paper."

Mario Petrucci

Do you believe in things that go bump in the night?

Not monsters, but new forms of poetry will be discovered in this new night time poetry writing Masterclass led by experienced poet, Mario Petrucci.

Not only will you discover what it’s like to write in the twilight hours, you’ll also inject new life into your writing by exploring 16 new ways of writing a poem.

About the Poetry Workshop

This poetry workshop will give you a fascinating hands-on trawl of all the major pathways into new poems. As comprehensive as it is unique, Mario’s engaging approach will keep you and your fellow workshop participants writing from midnight to dawn – an experience you’re not likely to forget.

Mario’s path to 16 ways of writing a poem is just the tonic to help you unearth new ideas. It will include observation, the senses, personal memory, reflection, imagination, other people’s work – everything from the 'found poem' to Larkin's pickles.

Mario’s immense experience in the field fuels a groundbreaking masterclass on compositional process, generating a workshop experience of immense variety and enduring value that will leave you wanting more.

Book your place today. No monsters, just great poetry.

About Mario Petrucci

You don’t offer 16 ways of writing a poem without having the experience to back it up. Mario has published and translated numerous award-winning poetry books and pamphlets, and recently wrote the script for the world's largest 3D soundscape, installed on the Millennium Bridge for the 2012 Olympics. He also generates groundbreaking educational resources, drawing on his extensive work as a creative writing tutor, deploying poetry that combines issues of searing social, linguistic and personal relevance with innovation and humanity.

Find out more on Mario’s website.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled.


This Masterclass is suitable for intermediate and advanced level writers.

Intermediate- A practised writer who has taken part in creative writing classes, and who would like to refine their writing and move on to the next level.

Advanced- An experienced writer, perhaps with a history of publication or previous academic experience of writing, who wants to work towards professional publication.

Payment is non-refundable on this workshop unless it is cancelled. 

About the Venue

This workshop will take place in the workshop room situated on the ground floor of the Writers’ Centre Norwich office, on 14 Princes Street. 

The room provides an ideal environment for creative thinking and learning with plenty of space and natural light. We also provide a range of teas, good strong coffee and the vital ingredient: biscuits.

14 Princes Street is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any access or other special requirements by calling 01603 877177 or email: info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk 

Getting to Writers’ Centre Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich is located in the mediaeval quarter of Norwich City Centre. It is a fifteen minute walk from Norwich Train Station and a ten minute walk from Castle Meadow. There is parking available at the nearby Elm Hill car park and St Andrews car park both of which are a short walk away.

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About Writers' Centre Norwich's Creative Writing Courses, Workshops and Professional Development.

If you're interested in professionally led, quality creative writing workshops in Norwich and Norfolk then Writers’ Centre Norwich is for you. We run creative writing workshops and creative writing courses covering prose fiction, the novel, poetry, non-fiction and writers' professional development. People travel from all round Norfolk, East Anglia and the UK to come to our creative writing classes: so please keep checking back to our What's On page or sign up for e-news (top-left corner) to be the first to hear about our new season of events.

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