Advanced Poetry Workshop with Shazea Quraishi (Spring 2021)

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Shazea Quraishi (Spring 2021)

Develop your writing through discussion, feedback, and writing prompts in this advanced workshop with Shazea Quraishi.

* To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, this course will take place on video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

This course is for advanced writers of poetry. Each week, poets will benefit from in-depth discussion of their poems in a supportive environment. With a focus on editing and re-drafting your work, alongside wider discussions of themes, form and technical aspects of writing poetry, you will be encouraged to enquire into your personal poetics. Over the term the tutor will also set regular writing tasks and introduce you to a broad range of inspirational poetry to expand your practice, provoke discussion, and bring your writing up to the next level.

10 weekly sessions on Mondays, 6.45–8.45pm, starts 11 January. This is the second of a three-term course. Students from term one will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 23 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 [email protected] If you book online before applying we cannot guarantee that you will be granted entry to the course. 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 Shazea Quraishi View Profile

Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet, playwright and translator whose poems have appeared in UK and US publications including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry ReviewHer collection The Art of Scratching was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015, and she is adapting her chapbook The Courtesans Reply as a play. In 2015, she was the recipient of a Brooklease Grant from the Royal Society of Literature, and an Artists International Development Fund award. She teaches with English PEN, Translators in Schools and The Poetry School, and is an artist in residence with Living Words. 

'Shazea, was always well prepared; supplied appropriate resources, conducted the group in a competent and supportive manner, stretching and encouraging. She was knowledgeable about her content and able to give feedback that was digestible! A great experience and made particularly beneficial by the range and ability of all the course members. Would recommend Shazea as an excellent tutor and mentor for poetry writers. Many many thanks'

– Summer 2020 survey response

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