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College of Extended Learning

Poetic Expression

CCOM 1110

Do you enjoy expressing your thoughts, poetically? Words have power. They can potentially soothe, hurt, heal, encourage, inspire, devastate and uplift us. Spend a day in a relaxed and informal setting, writing and talking about poetry and how words impact us, our emotions and our life experiences.

You’ll be introduced to poems by Kahlil Gibran, Sherry Fitch (adult) and Stuart McKinnon. A variety of prompts will help you express your thoughts. You’ll also have the freedom to choose the format of your poetry, one of which will be free verse, as well as an opportunity to experiment with less well-known forms of poetry, such as the senryu and the rondeau.

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBD
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch on your own from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
Course fee: $79 (+ HST)
Instructor: Barb Buckley
Materials: No materials required

About the instructor

Barb Buckley has spent the greater part of her career as an educator, specializing in the area of enrichment. As an Enrichment Coordinator/Supervisor for the former School District 18, she created and implemented over 20 enrichment programs for classroom teachers and gifted and talented learners. Several programs focused on writing, the arts and developing and enhancing creativity.

Teaching elementary students to write and produce original Shakespearean plays, earned her The Hilroy Fellowship Award for Innovative Teaching. Her work received recognition provincially as a recipient of the Premier's Award for Excellence in Teaching and creating a Passion for Learning. Currently, Barb continues to work with both students and adults interested in creative writing and teaching an enrichment model to teachers and administrators working toward their Master's degree.

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