Advanced Poetry Workshop with Astrid Alben

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Astrid Alben

An exciting new advanced workshop group with the innovative Astrid Alben.

This course is for advanced writers of poetry. Each week we will focus on developing your work-in-progress, including individual poems and poems-in-sequence, through reading, discussion, feedback, re-drafting, and discussion of poetics and direction. Over the term there will be set writing tasks, plus occasional focuses on a particular poet or artist/sculptor/composer to help engender fresh thinking, provoke discussion and expand your poetic practice. 

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, 6.45–8.45pm (BST), starts 9 May 2023. Sessions for this course will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, except for the 1st session, on 9 May, which will take place on Zoom.  Please note: Entry to this course is by application only. If you would like to join, please send a submission of three poems to [email protected]. 

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our In-Person Courses work can be found on the In-Person Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected] 

About Astrid Alben View Profile

Astrid Alben has published three collections of poetry, Ai! Ai! Pianissimo (Arc, 2011), Plainspeak (Prototype, 2019) and Little Dead Rabbit (Prototype, 2022, also published in Dutch by PoëzieCentrum). Her translation of Anne Vegter’s Island glacier mountain won an English PEN Translates Award in 2022. She is currently the international editor for Prototype Publishing and Chair of Poetry London.

'Poetry School has changed my life fundamentally, not only for my literary and artistic development but also personal development by creating a community atmosphere where people are kind, respect one another and supportive of each other.'

- Autumn 2022 survey response

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