HOW SEMINARS WORK
Seminars meet monthly for in-depth discussions on poems-in-progress, with a tutor on hand to offer additional advice, guidance and feedback. Groups contain between six and eight students. A successful seminar group enables supportive critical friendships to develop, so you are encouraged to commit to all eight sessions.
As far as we can, we arrange seminars according to levels of interest and experience, and entry into these groups is by application only. So, tell us what sort of writer you are and which tutor you’d like to work with, and we’ll try and find the right match for you.
Most seminar groups start in October and run through to May/June, but exact dates, times and venues will be listed on each individual course page.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Content will vary course to course, but on all our seminars you can expect the following:
- reading, writing and thinking about poetry in different ways
- exposure to new writers, voices, forms and styles
- the confidence to write more and devote more time to writing
- discovery of new areas and subjects for research
- better understanding of how to make choices (length, theme, tone, etc)
- enhanced critical skills
- practical advice on further development
We pride ourselves on the standard of our teaching and the poetry produced on every one of our courses. Many of our students have gone on to successfully submit their course work for publication in magazines and journals, and had success in competitions. But don’t take it from us: read some of our many student testimonials.
The activity I want is fully booked – what can I do?
Contact us and ask to be put on a waiting list – if any places come free, we will let you know.
Lost property will be kept in the office. Please call or email us if you believe you have left something in the classrooms.
What should I do if I can’t make a class session?
Contact us on 0207 735 5391 or send an email to [email protected] and we will inform the tutor.
What is your refunds policy?
If you cannot attend a course a full refund will be made as long as cancellation is received four weeks before the course start date. After this period, we are only able to give you a refund if the course has sold out and we are able to fill your place. Refunds cannot be given if you were unable to attend a course or did not log on to the online chats. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.
How do I teach for the Poetry School?
Please send us details of your publication record and teaching experience and the ideas you have for courses and workshops you’d like to teach. If your ideas for the programme are a fit for ours, we will start to make joint plans.