Exploring Health and Social Care through Poetry

  • DATE

    9-13 June 2021

  • TIME

    12:00 am to 12:00 am

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Join us for this short free online poetry course, aimed at exploring how poetry can help us understand health and social care practice. This course was designed by Manchester Poetry Library and Kirsten Jack, Professor of Nursing Education at Manchester Metropolitan University for healthcare students, educators and practitioners. It will be available to the public throughout the Manchester Libraries Festival. You’ll be able to log into this course from the start of the Festival of Libraries on 9th June.

The course is divided into three parts:

• Part One will introduce you to some poetry written by some experienced poets, who have reflected on the pandemic or their personal situation through their writing.

• Part Two will explore how poetry can be used to support our roles in health and social care. You will be introduced to some poems written by service users and health and social care students. This will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings about working with and caring for others.

• Part Three will introduce you to poetry writing, so you can generate your own poems about topics that are important to you.


Please note that there is no need to book for a place on this course, just sign up via the link below.