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ABOUT

Open to anyone aged 16+ and from all backgrounds, The Poetry Cove Academy - London is the perfect training ground for the modern and next generation of poets.

Poets and their voices are being heard across the globe in mainstream media, and demand for the art is rising. We are dedicated to training and nurturing the next generation of poets; not just through their writing, but helping them become the best, most well-rounded professionals within the industry. Cove Academy students have garnered a reputation for being the go to for talent bookers within the film and television industry, festivals and for large corporate events.

CURRICULUM

CRAFT

The very core of our syllabus. Our students learn about many different aspects of our craft. From writing in forms such as Sestinas and Sonnets, to rhyme schemes and metres, and everything in between.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

All of our tutors at the Academy have experience in the profession and have been through the gruelling task of submissions and have successfully published their work, providing first had knowledge to our students. 

Other topics will include:

Social Media, Brand Management, 

MENTAL WELLBEING

Mental wellbeing as an artist is incredibly important, and that is why our Academy principle stressed that we hold classes on how to manage and look after our mental health.

There is a lot of rejection involved in being an artist and poets are no different! We give our students techniques and strategies to minimise the effects, as well as provide them all with a safe space to speak their mind and how they are feeling.

PEER STUDY

One of the most important aspects of being a poet, alongside the craft of writing, is learning about your peers. Our Saturday School will offer peer case studies from time to time to develop your knowledge and understanding of other poets and their work. This will in turn help you understand what you do and don't like in poems, which will go a long way in helping you develop your own voice and style.

PERFORMANCE

Academy Principal Adam Gary started out in the performing arts through acting. He believes a big part about being a modern poet is the ability to connect and perform your works of poetry when called upon. It is his goal to help our students develop stage presence and gravitas, as well as most importantly their confidence. For this reason we offer classes in performance and reading delivery to equip our students with the tools for future career opportunities.

LIFE AT THE ACADEMY

TERM DATES

2020/2021 Academic Year

Spring Term

Spring Term Dates:
11th January – 11th April 2021
Spring Half-Term Break:
22nd – 28th February 2021

Summer Term

Summer Term Dates:
26th April – 25th July 2021
Summer Half-Term Break:
7th – 13th June 2021 

Autumn Term

Autumn Term Dates:
5th September – 6th December 2021
Autumn Half-Term Break:
18th – 24th October 2021 

2021/2022 Academic Year

Autumn Term

Autumn Term Dates:
6th September – 5th December 2021
Autumn Half-Term Break:
18th – 24th October 2021

Spring Term

Spring Term Dates:
10th January – 10th April 2022
Spring Half-Term Break:
21st – 27th February 2022

Summer Term

Summer Term Dates:
25th April – 24th July 2022
Summer Half-Term Break:
6th – 12th June 2022

FEES

£300 per term.

Payment Options:

Full Payment - £300

Two Payments - £155

Three Payments - £105

CAREER PROGRESSION

The Poetry Cove Academy is a space for the next generation to learn their craft. Not only do we teach our students how to write and prepare for life as a working poet, we lead them. One of our curriculum pillars is career development, equipping our students with all the tools they need, but we also provide them with opportunities for working life after their studies. 

We have strong contacts within the poetry industry, and at the end of each term we invite our students to take part in a presentation. Students willing to take part will produce a small pamphlet together and perform in front of leading publishers, agents and working professionals. This is an optional undertaking, and if students do not feel comfortable in partaking they do not have to do so.