Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Summer 2019)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Summer 2019)

Develop your writing through discussion and feedback in this advanced workshop with Mark Waldron

Please note: Entry to this course is by application only. If you would like to join please send a submission of three poems to If you book online before applying we cannot guarantee that you will be granted entry to the course.

This advanced course will focus primarily on developing your current work-in-progress, including individual poems and poems-in-sequence, through reading, discussion, feedback, re-drafting and discussion of ‘motives’ and direction. Writing tasks, plus occasional focuses on a particular practitioner/poet/book, or a tangential-but relevant session will engender fresh thinking. To apply: contact the office for details.

10 weekly sessions on Wednesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 1 May. This is the third term of a three-term course.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Mark Waldron View Profile

Mark Waldron’s first collection, The Brand New Dark, was published by Salt in 2008; his second, The Itchy Sea, came out in September 2011, and his third, Meanwhile, Trees was published by Bloodaxe in May 2016. His work appears in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and Best British Poetry 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Salt). He’s been named one of the 2014 Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society.

‘In a time-pressured working environment (effectively juggling two full time jobs), carving out personal time to write is nearly impossible, particularly without deadlines or specific focus. The Poetry School online courses are invaluable to me in providing structure and timed tasks which feel far too important to get bumped for work deadlines! I’m also able to choose the group best suited to my writing needs, and have been steadily plugging ‘gaps’ in my second full collection by selecting topics and tutors who provide me with the prompts to write better themed poems.’

– Autumn 2018 survey response

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