The literary canon we learn within traditional education settings has been known to exclude the work of women. Through The Femme Canon we will readdress the balance and celebrate women and non-binary poets by looking at work from a diverse range of writers. With Carmina, you will cover texts from the epic poetry of Mary Tighe, through to the likes of Dorothy Parker and Elizabeth Bishop, to contemporary poets such as Kate Tempest and Warsan Shire, amongst others. Within these three-hour workshops, you will read and discuss given texts, before taking inspiration to write through a variety of prompts and exercises. The final part of each workshop will include an option to share work with the group, inviting comments and critique. If you are looking to discover the writing of important women and non-binary people, or need inspiration for new writing, welcome to The Femme Canon. This course is primarily aimed at women and non-binary people, but all are welcome. The workshops will run on the following dates: Saturday 14 April Saturday 19 May Saturday 16 June All workshops will run from 10am-1pm.