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Elements of poetry

16 April




5 sessions

Max. 8 participants

This course is aimed at native or second language English speakers who wish to work on the craft of writing poetry.

In this course, we will explore how to read poetry and seek inspiration, learn about rhythm, imagery and poetic tools. The course, tutored by Katja Knežević, consists of five 3-hour classes. Each class is centred around one key aspect of poetry writing: subject and form, imagery, figurative language, rhythm and editing. In each class you will be presented with literary theory and examples, writing prompts, and structured exercises. The purpose of the course is not to prescribe the one “right way to write poetry”, but provide you with a set of creative tools to work on the craft and apply it to both poetry and prose writing.

Maximum 8 participants.

Dates: on Tuesdays 16/4, 23/4, 7/5, 14/5, 28/5 from 18:30-21:30.

Venue: GC Elzenhof, Av. de la Couronne 12, 1050 Ixelles

No of workshops: 5

Time: 3 hours


  • The course costs €220 for early registrations (until 21 March) and €250 for participants registering thereafter. Our bank account details are: Wordcraft Collective; BE27 0019 5813 667

  • You can register for the course by filling in the registration form. For additional information about the course email us on

  • We will provide payment details via mail. Payment secures your place on the course. Confirmation of payment will be by email.

  • It’s possible to pay for the course in 2 or 3 installments. Please send us an email on if you want to use this option.

  • If the course fees are too high due to personal circumstances, even with the option of paying in installments, please let us know via mail. We will try to come to a solution that works for both parties. Don’t be shy about it.

  • After registration you have 14 days in which to change your mind up until 2 weeks before the start of the course. Within these 14 days you are entitled to cancel your enrolment without providing a reason by sending an email to After this, your enrolment is definite, no refund available.*

  • *In the case that there are fewer than 6 participants enrolled at the start of the course, we reserve the right to cancel the course. We will undertake to inform all enrolled participants of the cancellation. In this case, we will refund all participants the full amount of their fees paid.

Katja Knežević

Katja Knežević is an award-winning poet and short story writer. She holds a Master’s degree in English and French literature. In 2012, she won the 'Sea of Words' literary competition organised by IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation with her short story, 'Invisible mother'. In 2014 she won the Croatian national Young Poet Laureate award, with the manuscript “Birches made of glass”. The collection was subsequently published in April 2015. She writes in English and Croatian. Her poetry and prose have appeared in anthologies such as 2019 Brussels Writers' Circle and So Long as You Write, as well as literary magazines Tether's End, Thimble, Popshot Magazine and Molecule Lit Mag.

Katja Knežević
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