Poetry from scratch: Enhancing creativity in the classroom

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Janet Thomas

 

My workshop series Jumpstart Your Writing: Poetry from Scratch aims to enhance creative potential, empowering participants to discover unique voices as poets. This paper will evaluate these workshops in the light of the general literature on creativity and Urban’s componential model.

This continuing education program comprised three morning workshops, which were available to the general public, attracting professional writers as well as novices. Many of the participants were middle-aged women. There was no formal assessment.

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Keywords: creative potential, poetry, Urban

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