Camena programmes are masterclasses in poetry delivered by some of the finest practitioners in their field in Europe. Our goal is not to make participants into great poets (they will become better poets): our purpose is to give participants the tools to help them manage their life and work more effectively and sustainably.
Camena’s process involves the creating, refining, reflecting and the reciting of your poem. We call this the embodiment of poetry.
Our courses are made into a fun, simple process by the straightforward but significant series of exercises set by our expert Teaching Artists.
* Most courses consist of 4 sessions of 90 minutes each. Online courses are restricted to 5 participants to ensure a quality experience.
The Power of Connection
Specially designed for staff working under lockdown, whether remotely or transferring to a hybrid system. We help strengthen bonds to improve team performance.
Classical, Ethical Leadership
This programme equips you with better tools to navigate uncertainty, to inform and empower ethical leadership.
Designed to bring teams together before or during projects, this course encourages participants to create and execute strategy more effectively.
Transform Creation to Performance
An in-depth, in-person creative and performative programme for executive teams. Leading to profound development of capability, confidence, wellbeing, camaraderie, and communication.
“Anita’s empathy and care for the group, plus her steadfast belief in their ability to express themselves imaginatively transformed their confidence…imaginative and consistently supportive approach motivated the young adults and enable them to take creative risks way beyond their comfort zone and their own expectations of themselves.”
Elizabeth Lynch, Wellcome Trust
“I was lucky enough to attend Anita’s Poetry for Connection during lockdown in early 2020 and thoroughly enjoyed the course. I would recommend it for anyone, it allowed me to develop my comms skill and build relationships while tackling the feelings of isolation during that time.
Another fellow attendee has said they use the shower technique in their daily teaching practice and one has recently had a poem published too…the benefits are vast.”
Iseult McKenna, Poetry for Connection participant, Dumfries and Galloway College
“I found the course was great for getting you to think out of the box, challenge your own writing style and try things that are different. This strengthens my confidence in my own practice and expanded it too.”
Eloise, Pilot participant
“An insight into providing engaging community projects in a variety of settings, with a toolbox of exercises to deploy. Delivered by Anita with passion, enthusiasm and commitment, drawing on her wealth of experience in this area.”
Anneliese, Stepping Into Poetry Workshop participant
“Yes, I really enjoyed the course! I thought that the practical approach (homework and in-session activities) within a group environment created a really lovely environment to experiment within. Anita was really patient and positive about our contributions and was very good at putting us at ease during the course. I will take forward a lot of the techniques used, such as list making, responding to an image, and responding to an object.”
Eloise, Stepping Into Poetry Workshop participant
“I loved it! I loved the exercises and the feeling of playfulness; it was like I was back at school- except I was eager to learn and what we were learning and exploring was fun and inspiring. Childlike excitement!”
Alanna, Stepping Into Poetry Workshop participant
All Teaching Artists are PVG/DBS listed and fully insured. Due to the global pandemic, our courses have been adapted for online provision. Our courses are made into a fun, simple process by the straightforward but significant series of exercises set by our expert Teaching Artists.
Would you like to explore reading poetry as an aid to decision-making? Do you need advice on setting up a Poetry Club, or would you consider a Poet-in-Residence. We provide a bespoke, expert service which encompasses the needs of your employees; and builds sustainable structures within your organisation which will significantly contribute to morale, attachment and wellbeing.