Intimate monthly seminars with Alice Kavounas in Penzance.
Monthly seminar groups with Alice Kavounas in Penzance, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as conversation around contemporary poetry and guidance on your next steps as a poet. With a maximum of six students in each group, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.
Entry into the seminars is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.
8 x monthly sessions in The Morrab Library, Penzance (TR18 4DA). Classes will be on the below Wednesdays and run 10:15am – 12:45pm.
More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.
About Alice Kavounas View Profile
Alice Kavounas is a poet as well as creator of the new app, Words in Air. Her latest publication, Abandoned Gardens Selected & New Poems, follows Thin Ice and Ornament of Asia, all from Shearsman. Born in Manhattan to Greek parents, Alice read English Literature at Vassar. She lives on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, following an intensely urban life in NY and London, teaches via the Poetry School, London, and is married to British historian Frederick Taylor. Over the years, her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Out of Fashion (selected by Carol Ann Duffy, Faber), Poems and Reading for Funerals(selected by Julia Watson, Penguin), Acumen, New England Review / Bread Loaf Quarterly, London Magazine, LRB, Magma, PN Review, The TLS, as well as broadcast on the BBC and ABC. Her short stories have been published in Granta and London Magazine.
The most valuable thing about the poetry school courses for me has been the ability to share work very directly and immediately with others. The directness of the audience places a pressure on my writing which is productive and has been better than writing for my own eyes only.’