Drawing upon her lifelong commitment to the written word, the course Heidi Sander has been developing has finally launched! Pathways To Poetry, is a multimedia online program that helps emerging and established poets develop their writing, publish their poetry, and promote their work.
Experienced Poet and Multimedia Online Course Developer
As a course developer for 14 years, Sander learned all sorts of ways to guide students, step by step, toward understanding as well as execution of any new task. The content in the interactive online poetry program leans upon her decades in writing, publishing and book promotions. Since she won the poetry award, poets have come out of the woodwork to ask how it happened. The more Sander went into detail, the more she realized that her knowledge and experience both as a poet and in publishing and book publicity, could help others on their poetic journey. “The best way for me to share my experience with as many poets as possible was to share my knowledge in an online format,” says Sander. “It’s taken months, and involved many people, to put Pathways To Poetry together, but in some sense, it’s been a lifetime in the making as it encapsulates my experiences from the last 30 years. I’m now thrilled to offer it to poets worldwide.”
There are many pathways to poetry in this online program
The program starts with the most important aspect: we are all poets in some sense whether or not we choose to publish or promote our work. The way Sander sees it, poetry is simply a lens through which some of us see the world. In talking with poets; however, she discovered that most poets harbour a secret wish to share their work. This program has a 3-step framework to help poets move through that.
Sander feels strongly about the power of words and she developed a new goal upon winning her poetry prize: to help other poets flourish. The Pathways To Poetry program includes:
- multimedia lessons
- interviews with acclaimed poets
- writing exercises
- downloadable resource materials.
Most importantly, it walks poets through the processes of writing, publishing and promoting poetry from various poet’s perspectives. Those interested in finding out more about the course can take part in the free poetry masterclass.