How to Read and Write Poetry | A 10 Week Program at Trinidad Theatre Workshop

Host: Trinidad Theatre Workshop

Presents: How to Read and Write Poetry

Discipline: Poetry

Skill Level: Beginners – Intermediate

Description:  The course will lead students to answer the questions: What is poetry? What is good poetry? How does a reader tell good from bad? And how does one begin to write poetry? These questions will be answered by providing readings of great poems from the past and present, and having critical discussions on them. Some time would also be spent assessing students’ poems based on what has been learned.

Duration:  6th September – 15th November 2017

Dates | Times : EVERY Wednesday from 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Trinidad Theatre Workshop | #23 Jerningham Avenue, Belmont, POS


Facilitator: Dr Raymond Ramcharitar

Dr Raymond RamcharitarDr Raymond Ramcharitar is a poet, fiction writer and playwright. His published poetry collections include ‘American Fall’ (2007) and ‘Her’e (2013), and his published work of fiction, ‘The Island Quintet’ (2009), was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for the Caribbean and Canada (2010).

One of his plays; Paradiso, won the (British) Warehouse Theatre’s International Playwriting Festival in 2002, and  most recently, his play, The Lion Makers, was a featured new play at the 2017 Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain.

Dr Ramcharitar has degrees in literature, history, and economics from the University of the West Indies. He has many journal and edited collection publications of academic essays in fields as diverse as history, culture, tourism, and literary criticism. He has also worked as a journalist in Trinidad for the last 25 years. He has been affiliated with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop for two decades and was a beneficiary of the TTW’s generosity when he was invited by its founder, Derek Walcott, to his poetry workshop at Boston University in 2000. Since then he has taught poetry and playwriting for the TTW and served on its board for several years, till 2017.


Cost: $1,600TTD (Payment plan available)

Registration Opens: 7th August – 9th September 2017

Registration Location: [Same as Workshop Location]

Contact: trinidadtheatre@gmail.com, (868) 624-8502  (868) 2200486

Workshop details submitted by: Shaneika Jeffrey
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