Advanced Poetry Feedback Workshops – Ongoing groups – register your interest
Limited places available soon for sessions to start in NOV/DEC GET IN TOUCH if want to know more or to register your interest.
Tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing. Send me a couple of your best poems.
Monthly online poetry feedback & writing inspiration.
How do you make a good poem really good? Join a high quality international online poetry feedback group to focus on honing your poetry. Receive encouragement, inspiration and constructive feedback and get your poems ready for submission.
Workshops are SMALL GROUPS, limited to 6 participants. These are ongoing groups through the year are really rewarding and enjoyable.
Bring a poem for group feedback to each session. Poems are due the Sunday before each workshop and distributed to participants in advance. We use Zoom, ideally the functionality on a laptop/computer rather than a phone.
There are 6 sessions, 2.5 hours each, with a short break. I open the session 15mins early for an optional social chat
Each session will also include brief discussion of a contemporary poem which is also a writing inspiration prompt for the month.
Who is it for? Practicing poets who are generating work and want to continue to improve. It’s for those who want to make a step change in the quality of their work. Both assessing the work of others and listening to how people receive your work is crucial in building skills in editing and re-drafting to create the best poems.
Cost: £150GBP or $290AUD for six sessions
The sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the availability of participants. Timing varies per group but they take place in the morning in UK and afternoon/evening in Australia – for example: 10am -12.30 UK Time // 5-7.30pm Western Australia // 7-9.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Writers will have the opportunity to take part in a reading as part of the Where are We Now? Courageous Connections in Poetry in the 2020s series where UK and Australia poets exploring courageous connections with our land and people in the 2020s.
About the facilitator: Cath Drake’s collection ‘The Shaking City’ was published by Seren Books as highly commended in the Forward Prizes, It follows ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cath has published in literary journals in the UK, US, Australia and Ireland. She was included in ‘Best Australian Poetry 2014’, won two Arts Council England awards, shortlisted for various prizes including the Manchester Poetry Prize, and came second in the 2017 Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) plus highly commended for the same prize in 2019. Cath is also an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer.
If you want to know more, happy to chat about how it works.