Nobody is perfect! And so we called this project PoeTry! Let’s get together and have a try on writing poetry or painting it – not with colours but with words.
Anybody can join this workshop, without ever having written a single line of poetry.
So if you ever dreamt about being a poet – as writing poetry is a great Indian virtue - this is your opportunity. In this workshop we use English and German language. But never mind if you do not speak German. You will get a lot of help from our wonderful teacher to write short and sweet forms of language based on different forms of poetry, e.g. writing about a picture related to Germany or about general topics like friendship or love.
Anyway, not the perfect outcome but the process is important – and for sure, having a lot of fun. But here are some more reasons to write poetry in a foreign language. "Simple forms can give students a framework for expressing ideas that are meaningful to them, without the constraints of grammatical accuracy", scientists say. Picture poems, pattern poems or "Elfchen" – a special short form of poetry, offer ways of making German a means of personal expression, serving to reduce affective barriers in a relaxed learning environment. Sounds reasonable? Then come and have a try. Your creative instincts will be tickled - guaranteed!