Being Alice


Sunday May 13th 2018


Tutor: Katherine Lockton

The Hinsley Building, Westminster Cathedral, Morpeth Terrace, London, SW1P

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Alice in Wonderland is an example of storytelling at its best. From beginning to end the narrative keeps adults and children alike gripped. We will use the story as a means of exploring language, syntax and rhyme while writing our own Alice poems. Just as Alice does, we will taste, smell and touch our way into Wonderland.


The focal point will be generating new poems while learning how to take your poetry to the next level.


The day will be divided into three parts. We will begin by looking at the language behind great narratives; looking in depth at key passages in Alice in Wonderland a focus on what we can take away and use in our poems.


We will then look at syntax, exploring ways to liven up the syntax we use in our writing while reading contemporary poems written about Alice.


We will finish the day by exploring rhyme and discussing what using rhyme does to a poem.

Although it is great for students to have read Alice in Wonderland before the workshop, it is not necessary for you to have read the book before hand in order to attend.