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Perfecting your poetry

4 June




2 Weeks

Max. 8 participants

This 2-part poetry course is focused on revising poetry. The course is aimed at people who regularly write poetry, or have previously taken the Elements of poetry course. In addition to group meetings and exercises, the course will include special individual feedback. 

As with any writing, the first draft is rarely the final one. Like poet Maggie Smith wrote “The first draft of a poem is almost always the not-right words in the not-right order”. Tutored by Katja Knezevic, who also teaches the Elements of poetry course, this course will give students the tools to look critically at their own poems and re-create them into better poems by perfecting word choice, rhythm and form. 

This course can be taken as a standalone course or as a follow up to Elements of Poetry. Students who have taken Elements of Poetry are able to take Perfecting your Poetry at a reduced price.

Maximum 8 participants.

Dates: Tuesdays 4 and 11 June from 18:30-21:30.

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

No of workshops: 2

Time: 3 hours


  • The price of the course is €90. Students who have taken the Elements of Poetry course pay €50. 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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