Three new year poetry feedback workshops – Jan/Feb/March 2022
Three monthly online poetry feedback session to polish your poems in the new year.
How do you make a good poems really good? Join a high quality 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 only. This group may evolve into an ongoing feedback group.
Who is it for? Poets who are generating work and want to continue to improve. 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.
How does it work? Send a poem in advance by the Thursday prior to each session (you’ll get a reminder email) so we can all read them in advance of the feedback session. We use Zoom, ideally the functionality on a laptop/computer rather than a phone.
Cost: £75 GBP (under $150AUD – a cost effective exchange rate is automatically calculated by STRIPE)
Mondays: 10th January, 7th February, 7th March
Start time 9am UK // 5pm Perth, Australia // 7pm Brisbane // 7.30pm Adelaide
A useful link for checking other timezones: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
There are 3 sessions, 2.5 hours each with a short break.
I open the session 15mins early for an optional social chat and to settle in.
Australian Cath Drake has a calibrating eye for poetry. Her collection The Shaking City (Seren Books), highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes and longlisted in the international Laurel Prize. It was described by 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 has been published in anthologies and literary journals in Ireland, US and Australia. Her other prizes include a second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) and shortlisted for the Manchester and Bridport poetry prizes. She has been writer-in-residence at KSP writers’ centre in Australia and The Albany in London. She’s also an award-winning journalist and mindfulness teacher.
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?
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