An Introduction to Poetry
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"I was very tentative and nervous when I started this course. Now I leave pleased at having endeavoured it but also determined to return to do another course in prose. My tutor was instrumental in not only giving excellent guidance but motivating me in a confident way. Overall I loved it; I learnt more than I expected and I challenged myself and was challenged in turn." Grace Goedhart, An Introduction to Poetry Course
“I had a great time on the course and produced the best writing I have ever done. My experience was profound and therapeutic. I learned simple yet valuable ways to move from journaling to writing actual poetry.” Cindy Jordaan, Introduction to Poetry Course
“The course was very good. Owen gave very thoughtful and helpful feedback. He was honest but gentle, and I always felt encouraged and supported by him. Overall, it was an excellent way to study writing from home.” Dinah Mountier, An Introduction to Poetry Course
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am very pleased with the poems that I produced. At times, I was challenged to write beyond my comfort zone and I am grateful for this. My tutor was excellent and very kind. My original objective was simply to write more and be a better writer and the course has definitely achieved that. So yes, it met my objectives. It has also inspired me to broaden my reading, writing and publishing horizons. I had a wonderful experience. The course challenged and inspired me.” Michelle Smith, Introduction to Poetry Course
“I found the course to be very satisfying. I believe I learnt some very valuable things.” Anthony Eschner, Introduction To Poetry
"I have felt extremely encouraged by doing this course. The feedback was good in that it was a mix of support and encouragement around the areas that need development. I found my tutor Owen Bullock to be helpful and available, supportive and encouraging and also able to give feedback about things that I need to develop." Susan Green, Introduction to Poetry
“My experience on the course was great. The constructive criticism by my tutor helped me hone my skills. Her comments on my work motivated and inspired me greatly; any criticism she had was fair and always right. The course was awesome, I would seriously consider doing another.” Laura-May Randell, Introduction to Poetry
“Liesl Jobson is an interesting person and presented me with well thought out arguments. Her assistance helped and motivated me. This is a well-presented, good course.” Benedikt Sebastian Jordaan, Introduction to Poetry
“I am very happy with the feedback I received from Liesl. She was very helpful in making me realize that I can write poetry. All I need to do is write, write and write, so I can improve. She also made me realize how important it is for me to read poetry as this will me to get better. Liesl taught me to write and analyze what I have written, and rewrite until I have a masterpiece. I am happy I walked this journey with her and gained the knowledge she has passed on to me. I was in awe when I read her profile and still saw how she was so prompt and positive in her feedback and encouraged me all the way. I came out of this more confident that I can do this. I can fulfill my dream to write poetry. She is great!” Francine, Introduction to Poetry
"The course has been wonderful, I enjoyed it immensely! Liesl has been a wonderful tutor. Her comments, suggestions and feedback have been very intuitive and helpful. She has really helped me develop my writing practice and courage in writing from my personal experience." Jacinda, Introduction to Poetry
“Liesl Jobson is an inspirational teacher who has made me think about writing in a completely different way. I hope I have the chance to work with her again.” Nqobile Nyathi, Introduction to Poetry
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