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Dive into Poetry: Believe in a World theme, 4th December 2022 … LAST FEW TICKETS

This is the last session of Dive into Poetry reading and writing sessions this year with more planned in the new year.

The most enjoyable way to share and learn poetry is in a regular small group. In the first hour of these workshops we’ll discuss an inspiring themed batch of poems sent in advance with a particular theme. We’ll look in depth at the poems and poetic techniques with expert guidance. The discussions in themselves are rich and life-enhancing.

Then, after a short break, we’ll write together inspired by the poems and share our writing.

Expect rich discussions and lots of creative ideas for writing.

Poetry enriches our lives. It helps us express our shared humanity. Conversations about poetry are some of the most rewarding and enjoyable I’ve ever had.


Sunday 4th December 

Theme: Believe in a World

How do poems lure you into their grip until you’re in much deeper than you imagined? They can make you believe in a whole world with its own rules where places, characters and things may seem impossible yet come across more real than anything.


One session: GBP £27

There’s a discount for those who have been to Dive sessions before and also if you are in my home state of Western Australia. Contact me.

For other currencies, including $AUD, a cost effective exchange rate is automatically calculated by STRIPE.

UK time 10.30am to 1pm

Perth, Australia 630pm to 9pm

Others in Australia are most welcome – the timing might be less friendly over winter, starting 9.30pm Sydney time // 8.30pm Brisbane etc

A useful link for checking other timezones:

2.5hours for each session (with a short break in the middle)

maximum 12 people


Australian Cath Drake’s collection ‘The Shaking City’ (Seren Books) was highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes, longlisted in the international Laurel Prize and described by TS Eliot winner Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’. It follows ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Cath’s prizes include a second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) and highly commended in 2019. She teaches writing in the UK, Australia and online. She’s an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer and also a mindfulness teacher.


… a good poem creates an enchantment … a sudden surge of curiosity, interest, emotion, a momentary spell of heightened awareness, heightened emotional vulnerability, heightened imaginative sensitivity … I try to create a room in which something important is happening, will happen or has happened.
Poet, Dana Gioia


Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?


If this event sells out, contact me using this form TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST – I often do draw on the waiting list. Include the name of the workshop





Dec 04 2022


10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 04 2022
  • Time: 5:30 am - 8:00 am




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