Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2019)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Mark Waldron (Spring 2019)

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

* Students from Term 1 will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 12 November *

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 16 January. This is the second term of a three-term course (the first term was led by Sasha Dugdale).

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.

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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.

‘Attending the Poetry School has introduced me to work and people I’d never otherwise have encountered. It’s filled rainy afternoons with writing, landed me in a lovely community garden as a poet in residence and gently shaped my daydreams into something with a bit more style.’

– Spring 2018 survey response

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